Josiah Walls – Florida’s first African-American Congressman

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the unique experience of Josiah Walls, Florida’s first African-American Congressman. Walls, like so many Freedman in the Reconstruction South experienced the highs of political empowerment and then the lows of disenfranchisement and isolation once Democrats retook complete control of the state.

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