Author John Appleyard discusses his book, De Luna: Founder of North America's First Colony. It is a fictionalized account of Tristán de Luna's attempt to found a colony in what is now Pensacola.
Dr. James Cusick talks about the importance of Florida during the War of 1812 and how Southern slave owners saw it as a threat to slavery, because of the number of escaped slaves living as free men in the territory.
Brevard Cultural Alliance's mission is to build and sustain a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County's quality of life.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest. FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.