Another Must Read for Any Serious Fan of Florida History

By Douglas C. Lyons A few years back during my stint as an editorial writer covering the Florida Legislature, a state senator and I were discussing black politics in the state. The senator, then a member of Miami-Dade County delegation, had a pretty grim assessment about black Floridians living in the Panhandle region. “Black folk […]

1969 Band Protest Against ‘Dixie’ Brings Results for Black Students in Pensacola

“In the fall of 1969, the Escambia School Board chose Pensacola High School to host a football exhibition featuring the Pensacola Naval Air Station squad. The school band planned to play ‘Dixie’ as part of its ‘Fiesta of Flags’ halftime show, but several blacks who belonged to the ensemble objected to the song. The band […]