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The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America
May 4 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents the exhibition “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America” which tells the stories of eight men who were lynched in Duval County, Florida between 1909 and 1925. This exhibition also includes stories provided by the Equal Justice Initiative, an interactive map of confirmed lynchings, highlights and discussion prompts regarding the 2022 Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, and a powerful collection of paintings and sculptures by local artist Marsha Hatcher.
This exhibition prompts reflection and encourages positive and productive discussion of the need for unity to prevent future acts and forms of racially-motivated violence. Although the exhibition does not contain explicitly graphic images, the content may not be appropriate for guests younger than 14; parental/guardian guidance is advised.
The exhibit will be available for viewing and guided discussion on the third floor of MOSH during normal operating hours. Special appointments for groups may be made through Dr. Mortimer for days that MOSH is closed to the public. Exhibit access is included with the price of admission to the museum.
Funding for this exhibit and related programming is provided in part by Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Museum of Science and History. 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.
May 4 @ 10:00 am -
June 11 @ 5:00 pm