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Florida



  • After Reparations

    How a scholarship helped — and didn't help — descendants of victims of the 1923 Rosewood racial massacre.



  • The long, racist history of Florida’s now-repealed ban on felons voting

    In 1868, Congress had just forced Florida to rewrite its constitution to allow every man the right to vote, but adding thousands of newly eligible black residents to the rolls would abruptly make whites a voting minority. Combined with postwar laws that made it easy to saddle black residents with criminal records, a lifetime voting ban on anyone with a felony conviction legislators knew they could suppress black votes indefinitely.



  • Florida to replace Confederate statue in US Capitol

    A statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith will be replaced with one of Mary McLeod Bethune, who founded a school that would eventually become historically black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.



  • The truth about Florida's Civil War history

    150 years ago a brutal battle in the Civil War was fought in Florida but what happened that day has been obscured by political games and historical revisionism -- as so often happens in the Sunshine State.