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Excellence with Caring: The History of Florida A&M University
April 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Following the end of the Civil War, formerly enslaved African-Americans sought to attain full citizenship. In addition to securing voting rights and starting businesses, African-Americans saw education as essential to progress. Primary and secondary schools were created, along with colleges such as the State Normal and Industrial College for Colored Students–known today at Florida A&M University.
Dr. Reginald Ellis, an Associate Professor of History at FAMU, will discuss the state of Black education in post-Civil War Florida and the history of FAMU as observed through the tenure of four of the university’s presidents.
This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks: At Home! program.
April 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm -
April 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm