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Strange Fruit in Florida

September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

A flag hangs outside the headquarters of the NAACP in 1938, bearing the words “A Man was Lynched Yesterday.”

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 at

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm -
September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Event Contact:

Elizabeth Valnoha
(904) 396-6674

Event Venue:

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