Florida Stories puts state’s history in the palm of your hand

By Janet Scherberger Featured image above: Evening on Seventh Avenue in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, which is among the 36 hour-long tours on Florida Humanities free Florida Stories walking tour app. Fort Pierce’s Sunrise Theatre, built for vaudeville shows in 1923. The Octagon House, a central feature of the Chautauqua Campus that drew New Yorkers interested in education to Defuniak Springs in the 1880s. A tamarind grove in Islamorada that shelters

Race relations series shines light, context on today’s tragic events

By Keith Simmons Featured image above: Screenshot images from the Long History of Race Relations in Florida virtual series. In 2020, the country experienced a number of shooting deaths of African- Americans. From Ahmaud Arbery to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Americans responded to these deaths with protests and a desire to learn about the larger cultural and social dynamics that precipitated these murders. To facilitate a better understanding of

Sephardi Voices

Discovering hidden pasts and living legacies By Janet Scherberger Featured image above: Moshe Labi is the descendant of Rabbi Shimon Labi, who was born in the Zargoza area of Spain. When the Jews were expelled in 1492, Rabbi Labi settled in Fez, Morocco. He was a cabalist and famous for composing a liturgical song called Bar Yohai, which is sung every Shabbat by many communities in Africa. The intersection of

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, by Sharon Austin. Sharon Austin, a panel participant, explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an influx of black immigrants—she surveyed more than two thousand African Americans, Cape Verdeans, Haitians, and West Indians. Get the book at SUNY

Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

Florida's Minority Trailblazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government, by Susan MacManus. In this book, Susan MacManus recounts the stories of minority men and women of both major American political parties who served in office in Florida following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Get the book at University Press of Florida

Lectures in History

CSPAN has a multitude of lectures, covering a range of topics "ranging from The American Revolution to 9-11." Lectures in History CSPAN Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts. Visit CSPAN Lectures In History

Code Switch: A Podcast by NPR

Hosted by two journalists of color, Code Switch is a weekly podcasts which explores the intersection of race with subject areas like history, politics, and pop culture. Code Switch From NPR What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics

NPR Thoughline

This weekly podcast goes back in time to provide context for current events.Throughline From NPR The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. Visit NPR Throughline