US social april 4th - an African American citrus grower who had been appointed to the Hillsborough County Commission in 1875 by Republican governor

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Southern Discomfort Reaction Questions How was Tampa able to become such a multiracial city? It’s location is the main reason. It is much closer to Cuba than many other cities in the US and it isn’t in the Everglades (so farming could take place there and slaves would have been owned there to work on the farms) makes Tampa able to hold races when compared with other northern cities in the US. So with Cuban/Latin American people and blacks (which were previously owned slaves) alongside whites, Tampa was a very multiracial city after the 1880’s. After the emancipation of slaves, were African Americans able to hold any sort of politically ranking office? “Levin Armwood… was born to slave parents in Colquitt, Georgia, in 1855 and moved to Tampa sometime after emancipation. In 1878, he married Margaret Holloman, the daughter of Mills Holloman,
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Unformatted text preview: an African American citrus grower who had been appointed to the Hillsborough County Commission in 1875 by Republican governor Marcellus Stearns. With the aid of his father-in-law and perhaps some assistance from the Freedmen’s bureau, Levin, too, became a citrus grower. In the late 1870’s, he was appointed the first Black police officer in Tampa. He also served as deputy sheriff, postmaster, and supervisor of county roads.” Did the war for independence in Cuba create a surge of aid from women? Yes, many women assisted and supported the battle for independence by Cuba against the Spanish. Dona Caroline Rodriguez risked her life to raise money to help the Cubans and the cause for independence. Other women followed Ana Betancourt de Mora and demanded eradication of all forms of oppression, including women’s repression....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HIST 3316 taught by Professor Hannah during the Spring '08 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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