J. Michael Francis Speaks With Department About Indians, Europeans, and Africans in Florida Before 1603

This photo shows the two men mentioned in the caption standing in the Summersell Room.
Dr. Juan Ponce-Vázquez, left, introduces Dr. J. Michael Francis, right.

Dr. J. Michael Francis, Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, spoke to a group of faculty and students last week in a lecture entitled “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1603.” His talk highlighted work he has been involved with in early Florida history and current public history projects commemorating the state’s colonization by Europeans.

Francis’s visit was sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program, the Summersell Center for the Study of the South, the Bankhead Fund, and the Department of History

Thank you Dr. Francis for visiting and lecturing!

Dr. J. Michael Francis speaks with faculty and students in the Summersell Room