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Underground History Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Preserve the Burg and Merfolk Media Alliance present a screening of Underground History, a documentary that explores the stories of erased communities in St. Petersburg, revealing layers of history under the city. Designed to explore connections between the Tampa Bay region’s diverse cultural history and emerging community efforts to acknowledge that past in charting the future, Underground History considers the links between the remaining archeological sites of the region’s indigenous ancestors, displaced contemporary African American communities and erased black cemeteries, and historic waterways.

After the screening, join in a community conversation with the filmmakers Polita Glynn and Devin Rice, and participants, moderated by Ms. Gwendolyn Reese, President of the African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg.

Panelists include USF anthropology professor John Arthur, professor of English, literature & cultural studies at USF, Thomas Hallock, and storyteller and resident, Wanda Stuart.

Registration is required to attend. Funding for this program is provided through a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with Merfolk Media Alliance. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 28 @ 5:30 pm -
February 28 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Devin Rice, Filmmaker, cinematographer and co-director; Polita Glynn, Filmmaker, Director Merfolk Media Alliance/ co-director and producer.
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Event Contact:

Information Preserve the Burg
(727) 824-7802

Event Venue:

University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
140 7th Ave S
St Petersburg, Florida 33701
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Venue Phone:
(727) 824-7802

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