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Flashback Friday: The Tallahassee bus boycott 60 years on

Sixty years ago this week, two FAMU students sat down in the designated whites only area of a City of Tallahassee bus.  Carrie Patterson and Wilhelmina Jakes sat in the whites only section of a city bus on May 26, 1956 and were arrested for “attempting to incite a riot.” The previous year Rosa Parks heroic stand in Montgomery, Alabama ushered in the Civil Rights era in the south. 257 more words

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Palm Beach Is A Great Summer Vacation Spot

When May comes around in Florida, the snow birds and high rollers have departed and most of the automobile tourists are waiting for the kids to finish schools.   487 more words

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Flashback Friday: Apollo 10

On June 20, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon and captivated the world’s attention. It’s often forgotten two months earlier a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral that put in place the final building blocks for the moon landing.   26 more words

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Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, Part IV

The only information I have about Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson (to date) comes from a narrative written by her youngest daughter, Katie Wilson Meade, and the narrative jumps from the family’s return on a steamer from Belize in 1884 to Chipley, Florida, in 1891. 741 more words


Hot Times In Summer At Lesser Known Hotels

It is summertime in Florida and while we have a large population of Floridians going North to the North Carolina mountains and visiting family, more and more Floridians are exploring hotels within the state.   524 more words

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Flashback Friday: 100 Years of Dixie Highway

For many Florida residents of visitors the number of roads called “Dixie Highway” or “Old Dixie Highway” might simply be highly confusing. The highway or at least the early concepts of the highway turn 100 this year, with 1916 having been the critical year for the creation of the road. 156 more words

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Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, Part II

It is difficult to write about Emmett’s mother, Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, because most of the details of her story are couched in her husband Dr. Frank Wilson’s story. 1,269 more words