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Inaugural Soul of Southside Festival’s Afternoon of Remembrance
This hybrid event will offer in-person and virtual participation experiences that blend education and entertainment to explore the historic influence of Tallahassee’s Southside and its residents on the city. Hear from three esteemed scholars as they guide us through this afternoon of remembrance: Dr. Larry Rivers, Distinguished Professor of History at Florida A&M University; Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Founding Director at Florida Memorial University’s Social Justice Institute; and Dr. Tiffany Packer, Assistant Professor of History at Florida A&M University. This event will also feature a short Inaugural Soul of Southside Oral History film produced by Greater Works Network. Following the panel discussion and film, in-person participants will be invited to take a guided tour of Southside neighborhoods. Bus tours of the neighborhoods will also be available for ticketed passengers on Saturday, May 22. All events are free but require registration at sosfesttlh.com. If you would like to watch the live stream visit https://sosfesttlh.com/livestream or https://fb.me/e/1mhQI87ov. This program is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with South City Foundation.
Date/time: May 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Presented By:Dr. Larry Rivers, Distinguished Professor of History at Florida A&M University; Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Founding Director at Florida Memorial University's Social Justice Institute; Dr. Tiffany Packer, Assistant Professor of History at Florida A&M University
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online