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Peace & Justice Wednesday October 11: Ybor City and the Latina South. Then Mayor Stephen Reed of Montgomery, Alabama.

Written by on Sunday, October 8, 2023

First, we’ll talk to Sarah McNamara, author of Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South. Sarah McNamara’s book traces the politics of Cuban immigrants and their descendants, the central role of women, and histories of labor organizing in a Tampa area cigar making community.

Then we’ll talk to Mayor Stephen Reed. He wrote First, Best: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy from Today’s Civil Rights Movement. The first Black mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, he will “share his story of making his way in a world that wasn’t built for him, drawing on his rich heritage as the son of a civil rights leader.”