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

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 by author and editor James Abraham 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. Parking is available in the museum’s parking lot and on the evenings and weekends next door at the Law Offices of Attorneys Folds and Walker and at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office.

This program is part of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America on view at the Matheson History Museum opening July 20, 2024 through September 20, 2024. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street , a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the local exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 18 @ 7:00 pm -
September 18 @ 9:00 pm


Presenter Information:
James Abraham, Author and Editor, Book Broker Publishers
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Event Contact:

Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney
(352) 378-2280

Event Venue:

Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Venue Phone:
(352) 378-2280

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