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Strange Fruit in Florida

Event Date:

September 20 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Museum of Science & History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Organizer:

Elizabeth Valnoha
(904) 396-6674
evalnoha@themosh.org

Program Description:

Despite its reputation as the “Sunshine State” and a tourist destination, Florida harbors a lengthy and painful history of racial violence. Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University will examine the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida. She will also discuss the role of Harry T. Moore, a strong opponent to lynching who was in favor of civil rights for African Americans. Dr. Hobbs is researcher, consultant and the author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. Guests are encouraged to tour the Legacy of Lynching exhibit from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. Spots are limited, please RSVP at themosh.org.

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