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February is black history month. You probably already knew that. But what you might not know about is Jacksonville’s sordid and shameful history of segregation and racial discrimination. This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of Axe Handle Saturday, a somber day of racial unrest that swept our River City into the ferocious maelstrom of the Civil Rights struggle.
Shawn Fisher, a UNF political science junior, and the Jukebox Gypsies signed to one of the biggest record labels in the country, Universal Republic, July 24. The band originated a little over a year ago straight out of Jacksonville, said Fisher, a UNF political science junior. Fisher, lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist, reluctantly began playing [...]