TAMPA, FL -- The ongoing education class put on by the University of South Florida is focusing on Tampa Bay history. So far, more than 170 people have signed up for the two hour class held every Wednesday.
The topics include growing up in Ybor City and West Tampa, organized crime activity in Tampa during the 1920's, Tampa during World War II, specialty foods associated with Tampa, and how major sports have transformed the area.
Former newspaper columnist Leland Hawes is leading the class, but there are historians, authors, and local celebrities particpating in the lectures.
You can find out more about the course by visiting USF's Osher Lifelong Learning Insitute website: http://www.outreach.usf.edu/conted/seniors/
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