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Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression through Cold War

Explore Floridians’ memories of U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more. Janie Gould uses excerpts from her Florida shows first heard on public radio station WQCS/88.9 FM, Fort Pierce.

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In one excerpt, a man talks about his father’s poker game that was rattled by a submarine blast 15 miles away, off Jupiter Island. In another, a Florida resident talks about his first visit to the state, when he was a German prisoner of war at Camp Blanding. Another man remembers planning for Soviet missile attacks during the Cold War. An African-American man, now retired from the Army, remembers being personally affected by racial segregation in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.


This event is part of the series.

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