By Billy Townsend
Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten struggle for the Soul of Florida is the untold tale of this civil battle, as lived during the eyes of the folks who fought.
Florida's clash observed the storming of jails, the maiming of Catholic clergy, and the fierce resistance of patriots, black and white.
The conflict for contemporary Florida climaxed in an not likely position: the small river urban of Palatka. The Florida Ku Klux Klan reached the height of its strength there in 1926. And it was once there that women and men of bravery and desperation dealt the Klan its most important defeat.
The multi-racial, multi-faith Florida we all know today—much just like the the US we know—emerged from the crucible of the terribly violent 15-year interval among 1915 and 1930. the lads and girls of Palatka, Florida—soldiers, attorneys, staff, and enterprise leaders—did excess of their percentage to carry it approximately.
We may still keep in mind their names.
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Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten Fight for the Soul of Florida by Billy Townsend