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Exhibit Opening: “Make Your Voice Heard!”

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Amelia Island Museum of History for the opening of their newest temporary exhibit, “Make Your Voice Heard!” This exhibit highlights Fernandina Beach’s unique position as the first polling location after the Civil War to conduct integrated elections, resulting in the election of dozens of local Black officials throughout the Reconstruction period. The exhibit tracks the local successes and setbacks on the road to equitable voting rights for Black Americans and women, culminating in the transformative election of 1920. This exhibit was developed in partnership with local high school students and the opening event will feature a lecture by Dr. Robert Cassanello, author of To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville, about the fight for Black voting rights in turn-of-the-century Northeast Florida.

Event is free to members. Suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Amelia Island Museum of History. 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:

March 15 @ 6:00 pm -
March 15 @ 8:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Dr. Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History, University of Central Florida
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Hybrid
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Jarrett Hill
Phone:
(904) 261-7378 ext. 102

Event Venue:

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States
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Venue Phone:
(904) 261-7378 ext. 102

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