Florida Governor Leaves State of the State in a Mess

    “In late 1833, William Pope DuVal resigned as governor of Florida. During his twelve years in office, he had turned a territory at peace into a swamp of injustice, ethnic hatred and smoldering violence. He did not intend to be the one in charge when the chickens came home to roost.” Source: Finding […]

A Sad Day in Gainesville Draws Ire

  “No colored man can read an account of the recent lynching at Gainesville, Fla., without being ashamed of his people … Without resistance they let a white mob whom they outnumbered two to one, torture, harry and murder their women, shoot down innocent men entirely unconnected with the alleged crime, and finally cap the […]

Seeking Serenity? Try Mizell-Johnson State Park

  I’m not sure if people living in the Fort Lauderdale area realize what a treasure they have in the Mizell-Johnson State Park. Many probably won’t recognize the park’s name. Say John U. Lloyd Park, and perhaps, you’ll see a glint of recognition. Von D. Mizell was a prominent black physician and founder of the […]

Prophetic Quote from Florida’s Own

    “Look for the enemies of Medicare, of higher minimum wages, of Social Security, of federal aid to education and there you will find the enemy of the Negro, the coalition of Dixiecrats and reactionary Republicans that seek to dominate the Congress.”  — A. Phillip Randolph during his 1963 March on Washington speech