While modern-day Florida conjures images of Disney World and sunny beaches, the black experience in the Sunshine State from around 1880 to 1930 was not so bright. Race relations in Florida were equal to, if not harsher than, other Southern states. Consequently, understanding race relations in Florida must be contextualized in reference to the mores, traditions, and values that governed the South as a whole and wreaked terror against black people in large measure.2
Jackson, Jr., David H.
"Industrious, Thrifty and Ambitious: Jacksonville's African American Businesspeople during the Jim Crow Era,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 90:
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