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Flashback Friday: George Wallace, Leroy Collins, Selma and the 1968 US Senate Race

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. 920 more words

Florida History

The Illinois Experiment

Back in the mid-1980’s, when I was a year or so out of journalism school with some experience writing for daily newspapers under my belt, I got the itch to move on to a bigger newspaper market, with a more interesting beat, and more exciting stories to write. 1,246 more words

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Florida's Most Walk-able Tourist Towns

It’s Spring Break time in Florida and the streets are packed with automobiles and tired, disgusted tourists.  Last weekend cars lined up for ten miles trying to get onto Clearwater Beach.   423 more words

Florida History

Monday Musings - West Palm Beach Mayoral Race, Pat Bainter and the Gainesville Commission, Kristin Jacobs emerging as a statewide star, Need for Primaries, Battle of Natural Bridge Anniversary

Both Florida and Palm Beach County Democrats are crowing about West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio’s big victory. Certainly the Palm Beach County party deserves loads of credit for activating its electoral infrastructure and defeating Kimberly Mitchell who would have emerged quickly as a state GOP star by such a large margin. 863 more words

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When Your Source is Mostly Silent

I talk to dead people on a regular basis for Emmett’s story. Because the convo is mostly one-way, I don’t get a lot of sass back from my interview subjects. 1,573 more words

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Afternoon of Florida History

Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach
March 14
3 – 4 p.m.

The Story of Little Lake Helen
Discover the historic village of Lake Helen, Florida, founded by Henry DeLand in 1888. 82 more words

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