Black History of Florida: A Reading List

Explore centuries of freedom struggles, political development, community histories, and cultural achievements in this list of our books on the African American heritage of Florida. Including the eras of slavery, segregation, and civil rights, these books delve into both pivotal moments and daily life from throughout the black history of the state. Africa in Florida: … Continue reading Black History of Florida: A Reading List

New Paperback Release: Unlikely Dissenters

“An eye-opening account of southern white women who worked to challenge racial segregation. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice   “Brings to life a small but important group of women who worked hard to change the South. . . . It will help to more fully explicate the motivation and experiences of women willing to challenge … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Unlikely Dissenters

White Sand Black Beach

"Provides new insights into the torturous legacy of race in Miami through the vantage point of Virginia Beach."--Paul S. George, author of Along the Miami River "With ample measures of passion and research, Bush has written a remarkable book about a special place: Virginia Key, a reminder of the possibilities of protest and change."--Gary R. … Continue reading White Sand Black Beach

Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

"Deftly unravels the complex historical interrelationships of race, color, class, economics, and environment in the Colonial Bahamas. An invaluable study for scholars who conduct comparative research on the British Caribbean."--Rosalyn Howard, author of Black Seminoles in the Bahamas "Saunders is to be commended for a scholarly study that prominently features the non-white majority in the … Continue reading Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Discovering a Forgotten Florida Park

The Segregated Story of the State’s Most Famous Spring Written by Lu Vickers, coauthor (with Cynthia Wilson-Graham) of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs After writing several books on vintage Florida tourist attractions, I considered writing one on the grandmother of them all—Silver Springs. But Paradise Park, the segregated attraction Silver Springs’ owners … Continue reading Discovering a Forgotten Florida Park

The Fight for Equality in Shared Spaces

To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville By Robert Cassanello Available Now Today’s "Occupy" movement churned up some important questions about who gets to use urban public spaces. But in fact, the same issues have haunted U.S. cities for over a hundred years. To Render Invisible takes us back to nineteenth-century … Continue reading The Fight for Equality in Shared Spaces