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From Angola to Today: A Conversation on History, Race, and Social Justice in Manatee County

February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From the slave raid that destroyed the maroon community of Angola in 1821, to the enslaved in the village of Manatee, Jim Crow laws, local lynchings, and the Civil Rights movement of the 20th Century, themes of racial injustice are a little known or seldom acknowledged part of Manatee County’s history. A panel of scholars and community leaders will discuss the impacts of this history and how today’s social justice movement can improve the future for our community. Organized and sponsored by Reflections of Manatee. This program is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Reflections of Manatee, Inc.

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February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm -
February 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology at New College of Florida, Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab, lead archaeologist on the Looking for Angola project; Renee Gilmore, ABC7/Sarasota, executive producer and host of ABC7's Empowering Voices; Dr. Julie Armstrong, Professor at University of South Florida, a civil rights and southern literature scholar; Rev. James T. Golden, Manatee School Board, former pastor at Bradenton's Ward Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, former Bradenton City Councilman; Jacqueline Hubbard, President of the St. Petersburg branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History; Louis A. Parker, Co-founder and CEO of the Visible Men Academy
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Event Contact:

Sherry Robinson Svekis
(941) 504-7130

Event Venue:

Manatee County Downtown Bradenton Library
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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