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Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines: 100 Years of Voter Suppression in Florida with James Abraham

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.

This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Leesburg Public Library on November 16, 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:

April 12 @ 1:00 pm -
April 12 @ 2:30 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
James Abraham, Editor and Author
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Deb Bussinger
Phone:
(352) 728-9790
Email:
librarian@leesburgflorida.gov

Event Venue:

Leesburg Public Library
100 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
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Venue Phone:
(352) 728-9790

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