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The History of the Ku Klux Klan in Florida
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the penultimate program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Michael Butler explores how the Ku Klux Klan was present and influential in Florida for many decades. This program provides a brief historical overview of the growth and evolution of the Ku Klux Klan in the Sunshine State from Reconstruction through the 21st century. Michael Butler, Ph.D., is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler Collège, where he has taught since August 2008. 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.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. 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.
October 12 @ 10:00 am -
October 12 @ 11:00 am