For much of its history, Florida was a wild frontier-the perfect place for someone to disappear or start over. Displaced Native Americans and runaway slaves both made Florida their home for just this reason. Osceola, Francisco Menéndez, and Mary McLeod Bethune each knew that Florida offered them a fresh start and the hope of a brighter future. Trained stage actors portray these influential Floridians and share their vision for Florida.
Funded project of the Florida Humanities Council. The Florida Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.