April 10, 2006
Paul Ortiz awarded prize for book on black
organizing in Florida
Paul Ortiz, associate professor of community studies, has received
the 2006 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the
Historical Society for his book Emancipation Betrayed: The
Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida
from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920.
Paul Ortiz's book on the history
of black organizing in Florida will be honored by the
Florida Historical Society.
Photo: Victor Schiffrin
The award will be presented on May 26 at the society's annual
meeting in Naples, Florida. Ortiz will receive a $200 stipend
and a medal commemorating the award.
Established in 1998, the award is cosponsored by the Florida
Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology.
It recognizes the best overall book or monograph about Florida's
ethnic population or a significant social issue from a historical
The 2006 meeting celebrates the sesquicentennial year of the
founding of the society.