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Not in My Backyard: Systematic Racism and Redlining

It’s no coincidence that communities of color face harsher health burdens due to dirty air and water. From antebellum Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era, housing policy was designed to prevent Black residents from living in predominantly White neighborhoods. Land use decisions about where to

Making Modern History: Nancy Metayer

History is made every day. And thanks to innovative environmentalists and leaders, Florida is more resilient in the face of climate change. This February, we’ll not only celebrate Black History in Florida but recognize a few of the change-makers that are impacting the environmental movement

Inequity in Hurricane Preparation and Recovery

“The wind came back with triple fury, and put out the light for the last time. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against

Slavery’s Legacy: Sites of Bondage and Freedom

Florida has a deep history of enslavement, and these dark times are enshrined in public parks and historic sites across the state. While we’ll never know the true magnitude of the slave experience – slaves were barred and punished for reading and writing, and thus