The Long History of Race Relations in Florida

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The Long History of Race Relations in Florida

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 sparked global outrage and protests. We purchased books and movies on Black history and culture in record numbers, hoping to provide insight into current events. And we became eager for conversations to deepen our understanding and help discover a path forward. Florida Humanities recently created an African-American History Archive of the stories we collected over the years on Black history, culture, and life here in Florida.

To continue the conversation, Florida Humanities convened The Long History of Race Relations in Florida in the fall of 2020.

Our first four-part panel series covered Florida’s Black history from European settlement, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights Movements of the mid-20th century and the present. Viewers heard from renowned scholars who delivered a quick series of presentations. Audience members asked questions and engage the scholars in a conversation.

Our second three-part series, Faith and Fortitude: Stories of Black Women in Florida continued the conversation focusing on the stories of Black women in Florida, an area of history full of incredible stories and inspiration.

The goal of both series is to develop a deeper understanding of the history that influences Florida’s politics, culture, and economy.

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Did you miss one of our programs from The Long History of Race Relations in Florida? Check out the list of archived programs below.

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