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Racial Subordination and the Meaning of Democracy

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

After the Civil War, Florida’s leaders enacted new schemes to prevent Black families from exercising the right to vote. Through the law, Black Floridians the undoing of the promise of emancipation. Dr. David Ponton III explores what historical and contemporary acts of racial power in Florida and beyond teaches about the meaning of the law, the limits of democracy, and the grand significance of Black Americans’ long struggle for civil rights now and for the future. Dr. David Ponton III is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida.

Parking is available onsite. Refreshments will be served. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center on March 23, 2024. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the local exhibition and programming 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 7 @ 2:00 pm -
April 7 @ 3:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. David Ponton III, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, University of South Florida
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Event Contact:

Norma Robinson
(813) 935-9402

Event Venue:

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
1101 E River Cove St.
Tampa, Florida 33604
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Venue Phone:
(813) 935-9402
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