Hidden History of Florida
with author James C. Clark
Back by popular demand after a sold-out presentation last season! Florida has a history as diverse as its residents. And much of that is still hidden. Since the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, the state has played host to strange stories. A heartbroken senator entered a mental institution over unrequited love for an heiress. Thousands of British pilots trained in flight schools across the state. And the true, and darker, story of Pocahontas is linked with the “first barbecue.” Author and historian James C. Clark unearths a history hidden beneath swamps and sand for years.
James C. Clark is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida, where he has taught since 1987. He earned his doctorate in Florida history from the University of Florida. He is considered one of Florida’s leading historians, is the author of nine books and the editor of a three-volume anthology of Florida literature. His work has been honored by the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the Florida Magazine Association. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
The Florida Voices series offers you the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialog with celebrated Florida authors. Each program features a presentation by the author, a Q&A, and a book signing.
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Florida Voices in generously supported by the Fred J. Brotherton Endowment for Literature, established at The Four Arts by the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation. Fred Brotherton, who died in 2003, was for many years a Benefactor of The Four Arts and a strong supporter of its programs. Florida Voices, featuring the state that was Mr. Brotherton’s winter home, serves as a continuing memorial to this much-respected member of The Four Arts.