florida · history

new year

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School starts next week. A new year is upon us. Looking forward to upcoming conversation concerning race and space on the Florida peninsula with the Bahamas in view.

Above is a photo of turn of the century Bahamian women of African descent in Coconut Grove, the first community I called home in South Florida. Many black Bahamians migrated north to the Grove via Key West. They and other groups who often lived on the margins of society contributed greatly to the state of Florida.

My next book inserts their trials and triumphs into a larger narrative addressing the way in which shared ancestry and geographical ties to the peninsula favorably positioned oppressed groups.

Speaking of race and space, my essay on my time in Iceland in 2017 is in this recently published edited collection.

PS I am looking forward to that Alabama championship game. Roll Tide!

 

 

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