I actually came across our next guest at the library! The good student that I am, I was looking at the Hillsborough Library for information on a mysterious local soldier named David Fagen. I stumbled upon Ersula Odom’s book on African American history in Tampa Bay, and I had to reach out.
Ersula and I talk about Tampa at the turn of the Century, the Black diaspora after the Civil War and the realities of growing up in 1900s Florida. This is rich history that helps us understand the post-reconstruction South and the industrial age.
Ersula K Odom is a publisher, writer, keynote speaker and MM Bethune Performer. You can find her work and events at www.sulatoo.com.