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1951: When Terror Struck Florida

With last week’s events in Boston in addition to several History Channel programs last week on the Ku Klux Klan reminded me of one of the darkest episodes in Florida’s history, the murder of NAACP leader Harry T. Moore. In 1951 when Moore was murdered in Mims, local Democrats in Orange and Brevard County were […]

Martin Luther King Jr. and St Augustine

Today is the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and this week was the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s landing. Let’s look back at when Martin Luther King Jr. visited St Augustine in 1964 at the beginning of the 400th anniversary celebrations of St Augustine’s formal founding. The oldest city in […]