Monthly Archives: January 2023

Bulow Creek State Park

Bulow Creek State Park sits south of the Bulow Plantation along the Halifax River system in both Flagler and Volusia Counties.

Short videos of the Parkland entrance of Loxahatchee NWR

Mary McLeod Bethune – A great Floridian

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Mary McLeod Bethune, a great Floridian who now has a statue residing in statutory hall at the US Capitol in Washington DC. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store […]

PBS American Experience on Zora Neale Hurston

PBS last night, debuted its American Experience documentary on Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most Floridian’s ever, and one who had a huge impact on African-American history. Link is below. PBS authenticates using your cable subscription and identifying your local PBS station. https://www.pbs.org/video/zora-neale-hurston-claiming-a-space-zpgqfr/

80 years ago this month – FDR takes first Presidential flight from Miami to Casablanca Conference to meet Churchill

This month marks the 80th Anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt becoming the first US President to take a plane flight, flying overseas to the wartime Casablanca Conference with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. FDR flew from Miami’s Dinner Key Airport, which was then the world’s busiest international airport. This historic flight in January 1943 came […]

Guest Column: Ron DeSantis favorite Insurrectionist is now his hype man

By Thomas Kennedy Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the first influencer to hold statewide public office. Attention-hungry and slow on his feet, the far-right Republican has spent the past four years engaged in a one-way conversation with his base, admitting only friendly conservative and acquiescent reporters to his publicly funded press events. While using Floridians’ […]

MLK Jr., St Augustine campaign leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964

A podcast discussing MLK Jr. and the St Augustine campaign . You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone if you do not use the […]

TFS Archives – from 2020, has the identity-driven left betrayed MLK’s legacy?

Dr. Martin Luther King was a polarizing figure who brought out the best and worst in America. Eventually, the better angels of our nature prevailed and monumental legal progress was made through historic legislation. Socially, we are a far more integrated society than we were in the 1960s. Racism remains across the racial spectrum, but […]

MLK Jr. Birthday weekend – Andrew Young Crossing in St Augustine

We’ve discussed the critical importance of Martin Luther King Jr’s St Augustine campaign many times in the past. In 2011, the City of St Augustine dedicated a memorial to the steps taken by one of King’s right-hand men, future Congressman, UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. Here is a short video on Young and St Augustine.

MLK Day 2023: MLK’s passing 55 years ago and its impact on Florida politics

In 1968, Alabama’s Democratic former Governor George Wallace who had become a national figure with his “stand in the schoolhouse door” ran for President on the ticket of the “American Independent Party.” The candidacy despite coded words like “crime,” “law breakers,” and “patriotism” was about one thing- race. Wallace had been a populist earlier in […]