The history of Black women sits at an intersection of race and gender which is often ignored. While studies of Black history can compensate for part of this deficit, Black women’s stories can still be pushed from mainstream conversations. In part one of this series, our scholars will discuss the physical locations and stories unique to Black women in Old (north) Florida.

Participating Panelists:

• Ms. Althemese Barnes is the Founder and Director (Retired) of the Riley Center and Museum in Tallahassee and the Founder of the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network.

• The Honorable Teniadé Broughton is a member of the Pensacola City Council and the Founder of Black Pensacola.

• Ms. Adonnica Toler is the Museum Administrator at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville.

• Dr. Tameka Hobbs (Moderator) is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

Genesis: Sites and Black Women’s Stories in Old (North) Florida is part of a conversation series, The Long History of Race Relations in Florida, convened by Florida Humanities in an effort to better understand the historical forces that influence Florida’s politics, culture, and economy.