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Henry Lee Bell Photograph Collection

In the University of West Florida Archives, there’s a wonderful collection of more than 20,000 photographs of everyday Pensacolians between 1911 and 1949.

Henry Lee Bell opened photography studio in 1911 in Pensacola Florida. 241 more words

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Miami Herald: Talk host Neil Rogers is dead, but his radio archive lives on

New-to-me, from the Miami Herald: Talk host Neil Rogers is dead, but his radio archive lives on. “Legendary radio host Neil Rogers died of congestive heart failure in Broward County on Christmas Eve 2010. 54 more words

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Remembering the 1952 Gubernatorial Election Part II

Editors note: With  2018 a Gubernatorial election year,  noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato has written a series on past gubernatorial campaigns. We ran part 1 of his series detailing Dan McCarty’s historic 1952 win, the first by a south Floridian today. 1,446 more words

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The Yearling Restaurant

Step back in time to “Old Florida” at The Yearling Restaurant, a local landmark in the Cross Creek area (way off the beaten path!) that first opened its doors in 1952 and specializes in Southern “cracker-style” cuisine. 186 more words

50th Anniversary of MLK Jr. Death: Leroy Collins, Selma and 1968

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. 937 more words

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Hyperallergic: A Portrait of Black Life in Florida, One Neighborhood at a Time

Hyperallergic: A Portrait of Black Life in Florida, One Neighborhood at a Time. “In one of the many photographs that Johanne Rahaman took in Perrine, Florida as part of her Black Florida series, a woman gazes into the distance, bedecked in a blue, green, and red dress. 88 more words

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