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EXHIBIT: An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching
September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - December 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching is an updated and redesigned “Signature Exhibit” curated by Museum of Science and History Jacksonville in partnership with 904WARD and with contributions of content by the Equal Justice Initiative. The exhibit tells the stories of eight confirmed lynchings that occurred in Jacksonville, FL between 1900-1925, including local reactions to the incidents and formal advocacy from local leaders; most notably James Weldon Johnson, who advocated in 1919 for a federal anti-lynching legislation. The exhibit includes the efforts of the Jacksonville Remembrance Project (an initiative of 904WARD) to hold remembrance ceremonies at the modern sites of the lynchings; soils samples from the sites are displayed alongside the story panels to emphasize connection to the victims.
The exhibit is enhanced by original artwork by local artists Marsha Hatcher, including her “Premeditated, Extrajudicial” series of paintings recognizing the extent of officially recorded lynchings throughout the Southeast United States and three sculptures depicting the struggle for safety and justice for Black families. A new addition to the exhibit since its debut in 2019 is a feature on the 2022 Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act. A photo essay series produced by EJI and their 2017 short film “Uprooted” are also featured. Reflection benches provide guests with the opportunity to absorb content and discuss.
This exhibit is included as part of General Admission purchase; $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for children (3-12) and student, military, and seniors (55+). MOSH members have free admission.
Funding for this exhibit 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.
September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am -
December 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm