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State, Local, and National Campaigns: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida
The idea that Florida did not experience the tumult of other Deep South states during the Civil Rights Movement is a popular misconception. Florida exceptionalism in relationship to the black freedom struggle is placed in its proper regional and national perspective.
Michael Butler graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement. He currently teaches at Flagler College.
This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with the Amelia Island Museum of History.
Date/time: June 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Presented By:Michael Butler, Scholar