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Heritage Lecture: Civil Rights in the Sunshine State

Feb 15, 20236:30 pm

DBHS Heritage Lecture Series – FREE EVENT

“Civil Rights in the Sunshine State”

An LIVE on-line presentation from the Florida History Museum’s Senior Curator, Michelle Hearn! 

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Senior Curator Michelle Hearn examines civil rights in the Sunshine State and the deep history of Black activism and the multi-generational effort of men and women, whose courage and sacrifice pushed back against centuries of institutionalized racism. This presentation explores these cultural changes as Floridians redefined what was meant by justice, race, and democracy, concepts which are key to our identity as a people. From Miami to Tallahassee and St. Petersburg to St. Augustine, the Florida movement is explored at the local, state, and national levels. The presentation discusses the struggle of African Americans for equality in Florida from the end of Reconstruction (1877) through the modern civil rights movement.

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