Florida became Florida in the 1920s, The cycle of boom and bust, the saga of land speculation and Ponzi schemers, the national perception of Florida as a refuge and playground, and the fame of Miami Beach---all are cultural markers of the Roaring Twenties. But the 1920s also had a profound and long-lasting influence upon the Sunshine State's architecture, literature, rural and urban life, and race relations.
Dr. Gary Mormino explores the Sunshine State during these colorful times.
Sponsored by Venice Area Historical Society and the Florida Humanities Council. The Florida Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.