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Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines: 100 Years of Black Voter Suppression in Florida

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines: 100 Years of Black Voter Suppression in Florida

From the violent and fatal 1921 election riots in Ocoee through modern redistricting issues, this presentation explores voter suppression in Florida over one hundred years and the prime figures in the struggle for full and equal access to the polls.

James Abraham is a former journalist who now edits and publishes books. His Book-Broker Publishers, which he founded in 2004, has produced and edited more than 500 books in a variety of genres. Abraham is a writing coach, critic, and lecturer. He has conducted the longest-running race relations class in Charlotte County. A graduate of Oberlin College, Abraham is the author of Century: A People’s History of Charlotte County.

Registration is required to attend. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities. Additional support is provided by the Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island- Historic Harbor Front.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 8 @ 6:00 pm -
February 8 @ 7:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Presenter Information
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Julie Cannavino
Phone:
(904) 530-6502

Event Venue:

Fernandina Beach Library
25 N 4th St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
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Venue Phone:
(904) 530-6502

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