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Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression through Cold War

Event Date:

May 11 @ 10:00 am

Venue:

Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Organizer:

Elaine Studnicki
908-455-1114
elainestudnicki@gmail.com

Program Description:

This program explores Floridians’ memories of U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more, using excerpts from her Floridays shows first heard on public radio station WQCS/88.9 FM, Fort Pierce. In one excerpt, a man talks his father’s poker game that was rattled by a submarine blast 15 miles away, off Jupiter Island. In another, a Florida resident talks about his first visit to the state, when he was a German prisoner of war at Camp Blanding. Another man remembers planning for Soviet missile attacks during the Cold War. An African-American man, now retired from the Army, remembers being personally affected by racial segregation in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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