Key West Africana Festival

It was an honor to be invited to speak during the opening session of the 3rd Biennial Key West Africana Festival. If you aren’t aware, Key West has some amazing history, from the African Cemetery to the exhibit on the wrecked slave ship, the Henrietta Marie, at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. The focus of my …

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Interview with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs on WLRN’s “Topical Currents”

(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 …

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Listen To Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs On Thirty Four 50

Dr. Tameka Bradly Hobbs joined Joe Dobzynski on his talk show, Thirty Four 50, to discuss Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. Check out this interview! Listen to “Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs” on Spreaker.

Review by A.L. I had the most wonderful time reading Junebug and the Gumbo Garden. The story let me transcend in to my inner child and I read it cover to cover in one sitting. I think it will thoroughly engage youngsters who are around the age of Junebug – boys and girls. Kids who …

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Reviewed by Kim T. Just wanted you to know that my boys enjoyed your book! I was fully expecting a twist where the old lady was not a witch and there’s a nice little sermon at the end about not judging a book by the cover etc. It was so funny and really unexpected that …

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Review by K.D. Junebug was moving and had a witch next door as his new neighbor named Ms. Gautier. Junebug’s mom talked with him about helping Ms Gautier. Junebug agreed to help even though he heard from his friends that Ms Gautier would put a spell on him. He didn’t find out until later that …

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Review by C. R. Loving this book! Hometown author Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs is definitely getting a thumbs up!!!