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Race, Class, and Culture: The Progressive Era of Leon County
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Goodwood Museum presents a roundtable discussion about Fanny Tears, one of a dozen Northerners, and the only woman who purchased Leon County’s former cotton plantations as winter residences. This discussion, based on new research, covers how these northern, urban elites confronted the South’s inflexible racial system in rural, Black-majority Leon County. Discussion participants include Dr. Larry Rivers from Florida A&M University, Dr. Maxine Jones from Florida State University, Dr. Lee Warner, a historic preservation expert, Ms. Sabrina Shade from Florida State University. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Lundal Humayun, the executive director of Goodwood Museum & Gardens.
Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Parking is available onsite at the museum.
Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Goodwood Museum & Gardens. 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 27 @ 6:00 pm -
September 27 @ 9:00 pm