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
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