Jacksonville’s historic role in the founding of Southern rock
Their names are world-famous: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet. Not as well known, however, is that those bands are among several who together pioneered a new kind of music nearly 60 years ago in Jacksonville. As the city celebrates its bicentennial, Southern rock endures and still thrives today.
Black History in the River City
With so much history discussed about St. Augustine and Jacksonville, there are plenty of nuggets connected to Black History that many don’t know about. Rance hit the archives to dig up a few interviews about the notable history of the River City and the First City. A deeper dive into the history is in the works. Consider this an appetizer.
Before the Pilgrims, first Thanksgiving celebrated in St. Augustine
According to historians and archaeologists at the Florida Museum of Natural History: the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving came more than 50 years after Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and 800 soldiers, sailors and settlers joined local Native Americans in a feast that followed a Mass of Thanksgiving,
For a New Global Climate Deal, All Eyes Are on COP26
The United Nations has convened world leaders many times before to discuss climate change, dating to the 1990s. The next meeting, scheduled for November in Glasgow, may be the most important ever. U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, says COP26 will be the last chance for the world to avoid climate disaster.washingtonpost.com
Mexico to bury archeological find because of virus costs
The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. The National Institute of Anthropogy and History had announced in 2009 that it found a flood control tunnel on the outskirts of Mexico City that had Spanish construction techniques but carved Aztec symbols embedded in it. It replaced an earlier Aztec flood-control system built in the 1400s to protect Mexico City, then an island surrounded by shallow lakes, against periodic floods.news.yahoo.com
The history of the "one drop" rule and how it impacts Americans today
The history of the "one drop" rule and how it impacts Americans today The new book "One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race," by author and activist Yaba Blay, Ph.D, explores racial identity and the constructs that were created in the United States. Blay joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to explain the history of the rule and its impact today.cbsnews.com
‘The Harlem of the South,’ other glimpses of Jacksonville’s past
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of Black History Month, News4Jax has shared local stories about the Civil Rights movement, segregation, Black leaders and Black-owned businesses in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Black history is all of our history, and News4Jax is committed to bringing you stories about our diverse communities beyond February. You might not know the area was once its own city and was a very prosperous area for members of Jacksonville’s African-American community. “A lot goes into teaching Black history. “That Black history is American history.
History behind the lost Columbian Harmony Cemetery
History behind the lost Columbian Harmony Cemetery For about 100 years starting in the late 1850s, the Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C. was the resting place for 37,000 Black residents. When that cemetery was sold 60 years ago, the headstones were all sold or given away as scrap. Chip Reid spoke to Virginia State Senator Richard Stuart and his wife Lisa, who vowed to help restore the dignity of the cemetery's residents after 55 of those headstones – and potentially thousands more – ended up in the water near their new farm on the Potomac River.cbsnews.com
Test your knowledge with this Inauguration Quiz
Flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Trust Index: A trending meme is inaccurate, but COVID-19 is killing an historic number of people
Daily COVID-19 deaths in December are listed on a trending social media graphic showing the 10 deadliest days in U.S. history. RELATED: The chilling story behind the ‘Deadliest Days in American history’ meme (CNET)RELATED: Did 4 of the deadliest days in U.S. history occur in December 2020? (Snopes)Recent daily COVID-19 death totals are among the worst in U.S. history, but the graphic leaves out other terrible days, including the entire Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. 1, though we couldn’t find daily death totals. The meme shows daily COVID-19 fatalities for several days in early December rival these historic tragedies.
Transition of power, throughout the years: Most cases peaceful, some awkward
When President Donald Trump lost November 2020′s election, it marked just the 11th time in U.S. history an incumbent president was beaten in a re-election bid. On the surface, it seems like it might be an awkward transition -- in which the current president vacates his office and is forced to witness the inauguration of his successor. In the middle of the night before the inauguration was scheduled to start, Adams departed Washington, D.C. and started his post-presidential life. 1828There was some bad blood between incumbent president John Quincy Adams and challenger Andrew Jackson, which stemmed from a controversial ending to the 1824 election that involved both men. 1932This was not a peaceful transition of power between outgoing president Herbert Hoover and the man who defeated him in the election, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Obama honors the turbulent history of Selma, Alabama
Obama honors the turbulent history of Selma, Alabama “It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills; a contest to determine the meaning of America,” President Barack Obama said at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."cbsnews.com