Lecture Series features
author and historian Jane Landers
(Jan. 14, 2002) - Florida Southern College welcomes author and historian
Jane Landers to the Florida Lecture Series on Jan. 31. Landers will
discuss her book, "Black Society in Spanish Florida" beginning
at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room on campus.
extremely pleased to have Vanderbilt Professor Jane Landers as part
of Black History Month here at Florida Southern College," noted
James M. Denham, director of FSC's Center for Florida History. "Her
work is nationally recognized and informs Americans at every level.
This past November Jane's wonderful book earned her the Southern
Historical Association's coveted Francis Butler Simkins award. Her
lecture will help kick off a two-day symposium on African American
history in Florida to be held at the historic L. B. Brown House
in Bartow Feb. 1-2."
Landers is Associate
Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American
and Iberian Studies at Vanderbilt University. She holds bachelor's
and master's degrees from the University of Miami and a doctorate
in Latin American Colonial History from the University of Florida.
Landers is the author, editor, and contributor of many books including
her own, "Black Society in Spanish Florida," the subject
of her talk. She has edited "Colonial Plantations and Economy
of Florida" (Gainesville, 2000) and "Against the Odds:
Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas" (London,
1996). In addition, she co-edited "The African American Heritage
of Florida" (Gainesville, 1995). She has published essays on
the African history of the
and of the circum-Caribbean in the "American Historical Review,"
"Slavery and Abolition," "The Americas," and
the "Colonial Latin American Historical Review." Her work
appears in anthologies and edited volumes.
has a strong commitment to enriching the history curriculums in
public schools. She directed the National History Teaching Alliance
and has written the fourth grade Florida history text currently
in use in many Florida public schools.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.