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Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression through Cold War

Event Date:

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399


Elyse Cornelison
(850) 245-6400

Program Description:

This program explores Floridians’ memories of U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more, using excerpts from Ms. Gould’s 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.