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The Department of History's 3rd Annual James P. Jones Lecture which will be given on April 21st at 5pm at the Rendina Room, FSU Alumni Center. This year's lecturer will be Jane Kamensky, Professor of History and Pforzheimer Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University. Author of Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England, The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse and her forthcoming book, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley, Professor Kamensky teaches early America, the age of revolutions, and the Atlantic world, with concentration in the histories of family, culture, and everyday life. Professor Kamensky's lecture is entitled "John Singleton Copley and the Art of War." We very much hope you'll be able to join us for what promises to be an important and timely lecture.

Maxine Jones honored

Professor Maxine Jones was honored last week by Three Rivers Legal Services and Southern Legal Counsel for her work as principal investigator for the Rosewood Academic Study. In a week-long 1923 rampage, whites murdered eight black residents of Rosewood, Florida, burning the town to the ground, following a false accusation against a black man by a white woman. The Florida Legislature commissioned Prof. Jones' study, which led to reparations for Rosewood victims in 1994.

Avina Specters

Professor Alexander Aviña's Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press 2014) has been awarded the Maria Elena Martinez Mexican History Book Prize by the Conference on Latin American History. The prize is awarded annually for the book or article judged to be the most significant work on the history of Mexico published during the previous year. Congratulations, Alex!