Mary McLeod Bethune: A Florida Treasure

By J. Stanley Marshall Editor’s Note:  The following is a reprint of a 2004 article written by JMI founder J. Stanley Marshall for The Tallahassee Democrat. Dr. Marshall served for many years on the Board of Trustees at Bethune-Cookman College…

From the Archives: Florida’s Historic American Beach

By Florida Verve In response to the realities of Florida’s de jure segregation and fueled by their determination to rise above the Jim Crow Era Laws, Abraham Lincoln Lewis and his business associates purchased 30-plus acres of beach frontage on…

Links of Note: Florida’s Largest Lake and Other News

View of Lake Okeechobee. Courtesy of NASA/Flickr A Guide to Visiting Florida’s Largest Lake (Travel & Leisure) About half the size of Rhode Island but, on average, only nine feet deep, Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and the…