Preserving History and Community

Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 31, 2015

The Jackson House gets a historical marker and $1 million dollars for renovation. The boarding house which housed Black travelers to Tampa, FL during segregation has been neglected to a dangerous point.

Over the past few years, the University of South Florida has mapped the inside of the house. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife had also donated $1 million to help preserve the historic building.

The Forum analyzed the cultural and economic changes in communities due to urban renewal, highway construction and  gentrification on people of color. One such example was Historic Roberts City. What is the response to the double-edged sword of historic preservation, which preserves buildings but often results in gentrification and thus displacement of residents?

Also, a solar and micro-grid project is planned for the Tampa neighborhood of Progress Village.

A criminal justice conference with a re-entry simulator is planned in Tampa, FL in October.

You may also like

Tampa’s nearly decade-old police review board will be axed in July

Listen: Starting July 1st, a new Florida law will effectively...

"Bans Off Our Bodies Tampa Bay" sign
Florida seeks a stay of judge’s ruling requiring a revision to the abortion rights amendment’s financial statement

The state wants a court to put on hold a...

The Scoop: Weds. June 12th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Pulse nightclub massacre anniversary Today marks the eighth anniversary of...

stethoscope on money
Medicaid enrollment in Florida continues to decline

Enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program continued to drop in May,...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Player position: