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The Jim Crow Era

February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jim Crow in Florida

This talk will be in person. Free to the public. Please RSVP.

Join us for this talk about how The Jim Crow era did more to create anti-black beliefs and feelings than slavery. Stereotypes created during the Jim Crow era are deeply embedded in the collective American consciousness and unfortunately have been internalized by many. This racial cultural conditioning of the American mind is the most destructive legacy of the Jim Crow era. Dr. Martha Bireda will examine Jim Crow laws and customs, especially those established in Florida; the ways in which stereotypes were reinforced and perpetuated; and most critically how they continue to influence race relations in the nation today.

Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. For over 30 years, Dr. Bireda has consulted, lectured, and written about social issues related to race, gender, class, power, and culture.

This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Lake Wales History Museum.Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Event Date/time:

February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm -
February 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture
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Event Contact:

Julya Lizarralde
(863) 676-1759

Event Venue:

Lake Wales History Museum
325 S Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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