Presented By Anthony Dixon

Florida has a relationship with African descendants unlike any other state. This relationship has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of the African diaspora. Professor Dixon discusses this relationship by utilizing both broad and specific topics from 1513 – to the present.

Topics include:

  • Florida Maroons/Black Seminoles
  • Slavery in Florida
  • African Americans and Florida Reconstruction
  • Blacks in Florida Tourism
  • Blacks in the Citrus Industry
  • The Civil Rights Movement in Florida

Anthony Dixon is the Founder and President of Archival and Historical Research Associates, LLC (AHRA), a public history company. He is also the Archivist and Assistant Professor of History at Bethune – Cookman University and Chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission (the only national heritage area under the Department of Interior/National Parks Service in the United States). As a public historian his mission is to help “bridge the gap between academia and the public” while also preparing the next generation of historic preservationists.

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