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marlene lopez

Tameka Bradley Hobbs is assistant professor of history at Florida Memorial University. Investigating a dark period of the state’s history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s, Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings continued in Florida when they were starting to wane elsewhere, in Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida (University of Florida Press). Through the examination of four lynchings, Hobbs contrasts the desire of the United States to broadcast the benefits of its democracy abroad while it struggled to provide legal protection to its African American citizens at home.