(5-23-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with Florida Memorial University history professor, Dr. Tameka Hobbs, who’s written the book, DEMOCRACY ABROAD, LYNCHING AT HOME:  Racial Violence in Florida.

The Sunshine State is usually viewed as atypical of other Southern states, more progressive, yet during the 1940s, it suffered more lynchings of blacks than other Deep South states.

This while Americans fought World War II to protect democratic principles.

Listen: Tameka Bradley Hobbs on WLRN’s Topical Currents