Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. American politicians have always had a love-hate relationship with the press. The currentContinue reading The Governor, the Swamp, and “Fake News”: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward’s Battle to Drain the Everglades and His War on the Press
Sidney J. Catts served as the 22nd Governor of Florida from 1917 to 1921. While he only held office for one term, this colorful character certainly left his mark on Florida history. Originally a Democrat, he ended up running for governor on the Prohibition Party ticket after a close and contested primary. Beyond calls forContinue reading Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts: the Polarizing Populist
This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the project’s former Outreach and Social Media Assistant. In Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920, Paul Ortiz concludes “American history has completely erased the martyrs of 1920” (Oritz 229). Who are theseContinue reading The Ocoee Massacre-A Tragic Day in Florida History
A brief look at the 1920 Presidential Election as it is covered in historic Florida newspapers.