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Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered is a podcast designed to have unfiltered conversations about southern black history in Florida through the eyes of brothers Dr. Marvin and Dr. Raymond Dunn, Sr., moderated by Tomeka Napper.

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Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered is a podcast designed to have unfiltered conversations about southern black history in Florida through the eyes of brothers Dr. Marvin and Dr. Raymond Dunn, Sr., moderated by Tomeka Napper.

    S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2)

    S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2)

    Season 2, Episode 8, The History of Lynching in Florida Part 2, is packed of brutal stories of lynching in Florida that Dr. Marvin Dunn has researched over many years. The Dunn Brothers share in much detail the stories of Stella Young, a young woman lynched while being pregnant. Willie James Howard a young Blackman forced by multiple white man to jump in the Suwanee River in front of his father while his hands and feet were bound. This happened before the tragic event of Emmett Till and isn’t known to many. Find out what really happened in the Newberry Case or what happened to Willie Grad Simmons the last black man to be lynched in Florida and much more. It’s sad these mostly unknown stories aren’t learned in our school curriculum but the Dunn Brothers are here to fix that. Tune in the find out how these tragic events happened through black eyes.



    Find more information visit our website at tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @tbeunfiltered.

    • 28 min
    S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1)

    S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1)

    When it comes to the horrific act of lynching, most people think of states such as, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama or others states deep in the heart of “Dixie”.  That’s what you were taught, right? Wrong! Listen to part 1 of this episode, The History of Lynching and learn the true history of how Florida, per capita, out lynched all the others states in the south.  The highly acclaimed brothers, Dr. Marvin Dunn, Florida historian and Dr. Raymond Dunn, our program commentator, will enlighten you on such facts as what is defined as a “lynching” as opposed to a “murder”and why the state of Florida reimbursed slave owners for lynching slaves.  You know of the KKK, but do you know why they wear white robes with pointed tops?   In this exciting episode of shocking revelations, you will learn the answers to these questions and many others.  We look forward to your comments.



    Find more information, visit our website at tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at  @tbeunfiltered.

    • 26 min
    S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2)

    S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2)

    This week’s episode concludes our two-part series on Slavery In Florida (Part 2). Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered's host, Dr. Raymond Dunn asks challenging questions of his brother and Florida Historian, Dr. Marvin Dunn. If you think you learned a lot from Part 1, check this episode out and learn the difference between the “Task System” and the “Gang System” of working slaves. Learn why slaves felt that working on rice plantations was harder than picking cotton or tobacco. Learn how were "House Negroes" and "Field Negroes" treated differently, and was it an advantage to work in the house so closely to “The Man” or better to work in the "Open Fields?" Do you know why slave masters used marijuana on slaves? Did it work?



    Listen to the real reason for the Civil War as seen through black eyes. Why were slaves worth more than land, why did reconstruction fail, and just to test your knowledge on the subject, what was a “Carpet Bagger”? If you are going "Ummm" right now then you need to tune in. Find out all of these black facts and more in this one episode. The Dunn Brothers may change your view of slavery in Florida.



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    • 22 min
    S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1)

    S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1)

    In this week’s episode, Slavery in Florida, Part 1, the Dunn Brothers discuss the unfiltered truth about slavery. Their discussion involves the roll sugar played in making plantations profitable and slave masters rich. The discussion also includes how native Africans were captured by rival tribes and sold to slave hunters and how enslaved women were treated differently during the voyage to the new world.  Interesting details are revealed about slavery and the Caribbean Islands and how the government paid slave owners for slaves who died during the Middle Passage. You will be amazed to learn what rolls the Catholic Church and the Quakers played in the treatment and religious transformation of slaves. You may think you know about the underground railroad, but this episode will truly enlighten you. The episode ends with “The firing of the big guns”, listen and learn ‘through black eyes’ what that means. This is one episode you can’t afford to miss.



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    • 33 min
    S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2)

    S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2)

    This exciting episode will test your knowledge of some of the early movers and shakers of Miami, Fla. who opened doors, integrated beaches, wrote legal opinions and impacted the Miami/ Florida political system.  



    Doctor William B. Sawyer was among the first black doctors to practice in Miami, he was one of the key leaders in raising money to build Miami’s first black hospital, Christian Hospital where he served as Chairman of the Board for almost 3 decades.  He built Miami’s premier black hotel of the time, The Mary Elizabeth Hotel. Doctor Sawyer’s daughter, Gwen Sawyer Cherry became the first black woman elected to the Fla. House of Representatives.



    Other leaders including Charles Hadley, a political activist known for his organization “Project Big Vote” was a force to be reckoned with in early Miami politics.  Doctor John O. Brown successfully filed suit against Dade County Schools and integrated the segregated System. The Reverend Canon Theodore Gibson of Christ Episcopal Church was a community activist who among many accomplishments served on the Miami City Commission, filed lawsuits that desegregated downtown lunch counters, the county beach and the school system.



    Dr. Johnny L. Jones was the first present day Black Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  He greatly reduced the number of school suspensions that put students out in the streets unsupervised and instead promoted the use of In-Door suspensions.  He opened opportunities for Blacks to be elevated into the upper levels of the school system’s administration. Dr. Jones distinguished career was tarnished by an endeavor known as “The Gold Plumbing Fiasco” that accused him of using school funds for personal use.



    Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson was appointed to the Third District in 1980, the first African American to serve on the Court.  As a trial judge, he made a landmark ruling precluding the systematic exclusion of blacks from juries. The federal courthouse in downtown Miami is named in his honor.



    Join us to learn more about these and other people who helped shape Miami.

    • 32 min
    S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1)

    S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1)

    Prominent Black Leaders Who Shaped and Influenced Early Miami



    This episode provides a glimpse into the multitude of discriminatory laws and “Jim Crow” practices Miami’s black leaders fought to overcome.  Although the city had numerous blacks who would qualify for inclusion in this episode, due to time restraints, we can only feature the following four.



    E.W.F. Stirrup; a Bahamian carpenter by trade was one of the largest landholders in Coconut Grove, a large black community where many of the Blacks who helped build Miami lived.  Stirrup was a leader in demanding equal city services and code enforcement for the black community.  



    Dana A. Dorsey; Miami’s first African American millionaire was a businessman, banker, developer and philanthropist.  As his wealth grew, Dorsey donated property in the black community for the building of schools and parks.



    Athalie Range; was an African American civil rights activist, businesswoman, and politician. She was the first black to serve on the Miami City Commission, member of the governor’s cabinet and an advisor to president Jimmy Carter.



    The Reverend Theodore Gibson; served on the Miami City Commission, led a swim-in in 1959 that integrated Crandon Park Beach and helped to integrate the Dade County Public School System.  Included in his many accomplishments was the integration of downtown lunch counters and department stores.

    • 26 min

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