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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…

Links of Note: Writer Finds the Real Florida and Other News

How an Author Found the Real Florida (New York Times) Cathy Salustri, the author of “Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida,” delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the…

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…