Florida's Last 500 Years

UCF Cultural anthropologist Rosalyn Howard and woo

From bear meat barbecues to Black Seminoles fleeing to the Bahamas, Florida has experienced a lot since the Spanish first set foot on shore Easter Sunday in 1513.

The arrival of Europeans brought a tidal wave of change and an abundance of stories on how the state was shaped. Florida's history is 100 years older than the settlement at Jamestown, VA, yet few know it or celebrate it.

Podcasts of the all the Florida Southern College History Lecture Series are available on WUSF including presentations by Auburn history professor Kathryn Holland-Braund, UCF cultural anthropologist Rosalyn Howard and former U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

Photo courtesy of Rosalyn Howard.

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