Time: 7:00 pm til 8:00 pm
Location: Highlands Hammock State Park 5931 Hammock Road Sebring, FL 33872
Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: “Florida and World War II” by Gary Mormino
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate. World War II is the lynchpin. The war galvanized Floridians, resulting in the influx of two million servicemen. WWII also ignited a modern civil rights movement, new roles for women, and the dawn of the Florida Dream. Explore Florida’s role in the war with Dr. Gary Mormino as he examines the great social, cultural, and economic forces that transformed Florida into the “Sunshine State,” now the third most populous in the country.
Gary Mormino is the Frank E. Duckwall Florida Professor of History Emeritus at USF St. Petersburg.
This Tuesday evening lecture will be preceded with a “Meet and Greet” and book sales and signing by Dr. Mormino from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Parking will be available in the overflow fields at the campground entrance. ADA handicapped accessible parking is available at the park recreation hall. The lecture is free and park entry fees are waived after 6:00 pm.
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