Tameka Bradley Hobbs is an author, commentator, educator, facilitator, and consultant with expertise in African American history, public history, and antiracism education.

She is the author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida (2015) which won the 2015 Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, and the 2016 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society. 

In 2020, Hobbs founded the Social Justice Institute at Florida Memorial University. Hobbs also serves as chair of the board of directors for the South Florida People of Color (SFPoC), a non-profit organization based in Miami Shores, Florida, dedicated to eradicating racism through education and advocacy. Hobbs served as founding president of the South Florida Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH, Inc.).  Read full bio here

What people are saying...

“Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims’ families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights history.”

-Derrick E. White, Author of The Challenge of Blackness

“A compelling reminder of just how troubling and violent the Sunshine State’s racial past has been. A must read.”

- Irvin D.S. Winsboro, Editor of Old South, New South, or Down South?

“A substantial and lively contribution to Reconstruction-era literature. This first-hand discussion of black response to Klan violence, and retaliation in particular, is novel and perceptive.”

- Michael Fitzgerald, Author of Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile