The Museum of Florida History is hosting the following events:
Dr. Anthony Dixon, a national expert in the African diaspora, will discuss the history of the diaspora in Florida and sign copies of his new book, A Timeline of the African Diaspora Experience in Florida.
To commemorate Black History Month, every Wednesday in February, the Museum will present guided tours of African American history in the Museum of Florida History. These are also available upon request throughout the month.
February 6, 13, 20, 27.
The Museum of Florida History has one of the largest collections of Highwaymen paintings on public display. Get a free guided tour every Friday.
February, 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Dr. Paul Ortiz of the University of Florida moderates a panel discussion of civil rights leaders. The panel includes John Due, who was active in the statewide civil rights movement and was a member of the legal team for activist Dr. Robert Hayling; the Reverend Henry Marion Steele, who was active in the Tallahassee movement and is the son of civil rights leader C. K. Steele; and Althemese Barnes, the executive director of the John G. Riley House Museum and founder of the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network.
February, 27, 5:30pm-7:30pm
In preparation for Women’s History Month in March Dr. Paul Ortiz will moderate a discussion with three women about their experiences working with the civil rights movement. Dr. Gwendolyn Zohara Simmons of the University of Florida was active in the Freedom Summer in Mississippi and was a member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Ms. Priscilla Stephens Kruize was a leader in the Tallahassee movement and a founding member of Tallahassee CORE. Ms. Sandra Parks was active in the statewide movement in Florida.