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The Highwaymen of Florida: Legends of the South

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JBlair Presents

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In the early l950s, a group of African-Americans began painting colorful Florida landscapes in an effort to eke out a living rather than slave in the citrus groves and packinghouses in the south. They painted quickly and beautifully, selling their wares out of their cars. They sold to motels, banks, doctors’ offices, and anyone else who showed interest. The Highwaymen (which included one woman) churned out some 200,000 painted canvases at a minimum of $10 each. Today, collectors shell out up to $20,000 for one painting!


Join me on Tuesday, Aug 9th at 7pm EST when the award-winning Stars North Films’ director of the new film The Highwaymen, Todd Thompson, and guests join us for an insightful look into one of the nation's best-kept secrets: The Highwaymen of the south.