Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

A history of the Bulow Plantation – Florida’s largest slave-driven sugar plantation

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the Bulow Plantation, Florida’s largest slave-driven sugar plantation which was destroyed by the Seminole Native Americans during the Second Seminole War in 1836. 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 […]

Black History Month: Negro Fort – Andrew Jackson, slavery and a massacre

On a previous edition of tthe Florida History Podcast we discussed the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River, manned by runaway slaves and armed by the British. The pro-slavery United States under General Andrew Jackson attacked the fort in 1816, violating Spain sovereignty, killing 334 mostly African-American defenders. You can listen to the Florida History […]

Black History Month: The First Underground Railroad led to Florida

Welcome to Black History Month 2023. Below is a short narrative about how Florida was the destination of the first underground railroad. On Tuesday February 7, we will release a podcast on the period in the 18th Century, when Spanish La Florida became a refuge for runaway slaves, which led to conflict with the British […]

Black and Women’s History Month topics highlight Podcast focus

In February and March to celebrate Black History Month and then Women’s History Month, The Florida History Podcast will focus on historical themes related to both topics. Our general potpourri of subjects will resume in April.

On DeSantis and his view of history…as a Florida Catholic he needs to do better

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory,” and blocked an AP African Studies class approved by the college board. I am not going to wade into the debate about the AP course or CRT specifically but want to demonstrate how DeSantis, as a […]

Introducing the Florida Soccer Report

Over at Beyond the 90, we’ve introduced The Florida Soccer Report newsletter, which will be emailed regularly between March and October. While much of Beyond the 90 is behind a pay wall, the Florida Soccer Report will be a free newsletter from Beyond the 90. Subscribe now!

Blazing Star- Boca Raton’s desert

The history of the State University System

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the history of a hot topic recently – the State University System. 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 […]

The first presidential visit to Tallahassee

On this past week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discussed the first ever Presidential visit to Tallahassee – President McKinley’s brief 1899 visit to the Capitol and Florida A&M University. 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 […]

The Datil should be Florida’s state pepper

The Datil pepper, a hot capsicum variety is an important part of Florida lore and cuisine. So why isn’t the Datil, which is synonymous with St Augustine, the officially designated state pepper? For more information on the pepper’s unique history , Visit St Augustine helps us out.