Florida Frontiers Television

 
Episode 17
Florida Frontiers TV - Episode 17 - Harry T. Moore

 

A look at the life of educator and activist Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette, the first martyrs of the contemporary civil rights movement.

 


Episode 16
Pre-Columbian Contact

 

People from as far away as the American Midwest visited Florida long before Europeans arrived. The ancient Maya may have come here, too.

Episode 15
Documenting Florida Nature

 

Florida nature as seen by naturalist William Bartram in the 1770s, ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon in the 1830s, and wilderness and landscape photographer Clyde Butcher since the 1980s.

Episode 14
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

 

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, has the most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany anywhere.

Episode 13
Flagler County

 

Flagler County was established in 1917, but has historic sites from much earlier, including Mala Compra and the Bulow Plantation.

Episode 12
The Florida Folk Festival

 

The annual Florida Folk Festival celebrates and preserves the stories, music, dance, crafts, and food of the Sunshine State.

Episode 11
Luna Settlement Excavation

 

The Luna Settlement Excavation. Archaeologists have discovered the site of Don Tristan de Luna's ill-fated 1559 settlement in Pensacola.

Episode 10
Stetson Kennedy

 

Stetson Kennedy was an American author, civil rights activist, and pioneering oral historian and folklorist.

Episode 9
Fort Mose

 

Established near St. Augustine in 1738, Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose was the first community of former slaves.

Episode 8
Tarpon Springs Epiphany

 

Hundreds of Greek sponge divers and their families moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1905. Today, there are more Greek people per capita in Tarpon Springs than in any other American city. We explore the history of Greek culture and the annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs.

Episode 7
The Barber-Mizell Family Feud

 

On February 21, 1870, Sheriff David Mizell, his son Will, and brother Morgan went onto the property of Moses Barber to serve an arrest warrant. Tensions between the Barbers and Mizells had been growing for years, and the Sheriff had been warned that if he set foot on Barber land he would be killed. When the group stopped at Bull Creek, a shot was fired from behind some bushes. Sheriff Mizell was killed, becoming the first casualty of this long-running feud.

Episode 6
The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston

 

Florida writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most celebrated figures of the Harlem Renaissance, but died in obscurity.

Episode 5
Florida Nature Meets Florida Culture

 

We visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.


Episode 4
The Windover People

 

The Windover Dig in Titusville, Florida, was one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the world.


Episode 3
Exploring New Worlds

 

From Spanish colonization to the manned exploration of space, Florida establishes the boundaries of the Modern Era.


Episode 2
Everyday People Making History

 

Everyday people make history happen including author Stetson Kennedy and Civil Rights activist Barbara Vickers.


Episode 1
The Civil War in Florida

 

Florida’s involvement in the Civil War includes the Battle of Olustee and the sinking of the Maple Leaf.