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Tampa’s Fearless Four Fought Discrimination in City Employment

MidPoint learns the history of The Fearless Four: four Black Tampa policemen who, in the face of heavy backlash, filed a racial discrimination complaint against the Tampa Police Dept. in the 1970's, which helped spark...

Bombingham & Dynamite Hill: Birmingham Civil Rights Trail with Julie Buckner Armstrong

We are republishing a few posts that Dr. Julie Buckner Armstrong wrote for WMNF when she was researching her home town, Birmingham. She is a guest on Art in Your Ear on Friday, September 1,...

Walking Through Birmingham – Telling its Civil Rights Stories with Julie Buckner Armstrong

We are republishing a few posts that Dr. Julie Buckner Armstrong wrote for WMNF when she was researching her home town, Birmingham. She is a guest on Art in Your Ear on Friday, September 1,...

A Surprise on the Civil Rights Trail in Birmingham

We are republishing a few posts that Dr. Julie Buckner Armstrong wrote for WMNF when she was researching her home town, Birmingham. She is a guest on Art in Your Ear on Friday, September 1,...
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 18th, 2023

LISTEN: USF protestors plead ‘not guilty’ to felony charges Three of the demonstrators arrested after a March protest at the University of South Florida pleaded not guilty yesterday. Before their court date, they rallied with...
Good Day Sunshine State book. Music

New book about The Beatles in Florida in 1964 — plus the Penny Lane museum in Dunedin

The Beatles came to Florida 3vtimes in 1964. WMNF interviews the author of a new book chronicling their musical & social importance.

“Fighting For What You Believe In” on Morning Energy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th Century.  He spent over a decade fighting for social justice and equal rights by helping to spearhead the civil rights...

Surly Voices: Civil Rights are still our fight

This week on Surly Voices, hosts Liz and Donna tackle the modern movements of civil rights, both within the state of Florida and outside. From the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill to the anniversary of Bloody...

Tampa Bay progressive activists launch statewide action committee

Two progressive activists have launched a statewide action committee to bridge the gap between grassroots activism and electoral policy. Florida for Change has launched with its first slate of candidate endorsements and new projects to...

Florida’s HB1 protest law gets date set for first legal test

Florida’s controversial HB1 will get its first major legal test next month. A coalition of organizations including the NAACP, Dream Defenders, ACLU and more filed to immediately strike section 15 from the bill. LISTEN: The...

St. Pete activists honor George Floyd with calls for more police reform on anniversary of his murder

Activists in St. Petersburg took to the streets on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Floyd’s killer might’ve been convicted, but calls for an end to systemic racism and other social justice...

As specter of HB1 looms, St. Pete protestors return to streets demanding justice for Daunte Wright

With the specter of Florida’s HB1 “anti-riot” bill looming, protestors in St. Pete returned to the streets Friday to demand justice for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man killed by police in a Minneapolis Suburb,...

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