Links of Note: ‘Florida Soul’ and Other News

Ray Charles in 1968. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Review: John Capouya’s History of ‘Florida Soul’ Entertains (Tampa Bay Times) When we think about classic soul and R&B music, we probably think of Detroit and Philadelphia, Chicago and Memphis. But we…

Book Review: Osceola’s Legacy

 “Osceola’s Legacy” By Patricia Wickman Reviewed By Austin Croup ©1991 The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 288 pages Suppose you were to ask somebody on the street today to name the first famous Native American. In Florida, more likely than…

Florida’s Frontier Heroes: The Barefoot Mailmen

By Natalia Heguaboro Only one historical figure from Florida’s frontier days has had the dubious distinction of being portrayed as the hero of a major Hollywood movie – and the hero in question was actually a composite of several men.…