"'None Can Have Richer Memories' raises the standard for local history." -- Dr. James V. Holton
About the Author
Canter Brown, Jr., stands out as one of Florida's most distinguished historians. He has authored many works of state and local history, including prize-winning volumes such as "Florida's Peace River Frontier," Ossian Bingley Hart: Florida's Loyalist Reconstruction Governor," and, with Larry Eugene Rivers, "Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida."
In 2001, he wrote "In the Midst of All That Makes Life Worth Living: Polk County, Florida, to 1940," the first of a two-volume county history commissioned by the Polk County Historical Association. Brown, who is professor of history at Florida A&M University, has received, among other recognitions, the Florida Historical Society's Rembert Patrick Book Award and the American Association for State and Local History's Certificate of Commendation. He is a native of Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida.