Racial equity

‘Forgotten people’: Florida lawmakers aim to recognize, protect abandoned African-American cemeteries

For over 25 years, Gloria Jefferson Anderson researched her father’s side of the family, trying to figure out what happened to her ancestors once slavery ended.   “When I found out where my father’s people were on the plantation – the next question was, ‘Well, where are these people buried?” said …

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Soil ceremony honors five lynching victims in Waldo

WALDO – Residents from across Alachua County joined city officials Saturday to honor five lynching victims from the Waldo, Hawthorne, Campville and Rochelle areas.  The event drew about 100 people of all ages and backgrounds. The Rev. Marie Herring with Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church had a reminder for the residents …

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The removal of ‘Maus’ from a Tennessee school district is catching Floridians’ attention

The Pulitzer Prize-winning book tells the story of Spiegelman’s relationship with his father, a Holocaust survivor, by depicting Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. The McMinn County School Board reportedly objected to eight curse words and nude imagery of a woman, used in the depiction of the author’s mother's suicide, according to NPR.

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