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Strange Fruit in Florida Dialogue
February 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Despite its reputation as the “Sunshine State” and a tourist destination, Florida harbors a lengthy and painful history of racial violence. Tameka Hobbs, Ph.D., professor of history at Florida Memorial University, and the author of “Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida,” examines the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida, outlining the overall arc of the lynching era in the U.S. between 1882 and 1930, Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m. at the Main Library, 303 Laura St. N. For more info visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org.