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Florida’s Black History: Zora Neale Hurston (Part Two) [PODCAST]

From October 1947 to February 1948, Zora lived in Honduras. She went there to find ancient Mayan ruins or anything left behind a previously undiscovered culture. While she was in Honduras, she wrote “Seraph on the Suwannee,” which was set in Florida. This was the only book she wrote about white people.

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Florida’s Black History: Zora Neale Hurston (Part One) [PODCAST]

Zora Neale Hurston lived her life to the fullest and became a significant figure in Florida history. Not only was she an extremely accomplished and respected writer, but she spent almost twenty years as an anthropologist, collecting and preserving the cultures she studied. Today her books are mandatory reading in high schools and colleges around the world and a treasured...

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The Story of Black Caesar and Blackbeard (Part Two) [PODCAST]

It’s thought that Blackbeard was born in Bristol, England, around 1680. At that time Bristol was a thriving slave-trading hub, and it’s widely believed that Teach worked on slave ships from an early age giving him nautical skills he would later use as a pirate. 

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The Story of Black Caesar and Blackbeard (Part One) [PODCAST]

While not as famous as Blackbeard, Black Caesar gave the shores of Florida's east coast the nickname the Gold Coast by burying his gold on the beaches. His infamy grew large enough to gain the attention of Blackbeard, who recruited him to join his crew. After being captured in Africa and sold into slavery, Black Caesar’s journey from tribal chief,...

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