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Florida and World War II

Event Date:

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue:

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602

Organizer:

Anna Castellano
(813) 221-2222
exhibitions@fmopa.org

Program Description:

On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate. World War II is the lynchpin. The war galvanized Floridians, resulting in the influx of two million servicemen. WWII also ignited a modern civil rights movement, new roles for women, and the dawn of the Florida Dream. Explore Florida’s role in the war with Dr. Gary Mormino.

Gary Mormino is the Frank E. Duckwall Florida Professor of History Emeritus at USF St. Petersburg. He is a frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times and has written several books, including “Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida” and was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing by the Florida Humanities Council.

Admission is free for members of the Florida Museum of Photographic Art.
There will be a $10 suggested donation for non- members.

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