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The African Diaspora Experience in Florida

Event Date:

March 15 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Organizer:

Joshua Whitfield
904-261-7378, ext. 102
joshua@ameliaisland.org

Program Description:

Florida has a relationship with African descendants unlike any other state. This relationship has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of the African diaspora. Professor Dixon discusses this relationship by utilizing both broad and specific topics from 1513 – to the present. Topics include: Florida Maroons/Black Seminoles; Slavery in Florida; African Americans and Florida Reconstruction; and the Civil Rights Movement in Florida.

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