March – May Events at Knott House and Museum of Florida History:
Slavery By Another Name
Join the Knott House Museum for a free screening of the historical documentary, Slavery by Another Name on April 25, 2015, 1:00pm at the Knott House Museum. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience.
The film is part of the Created Equal Film series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John. G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.
Emancipation Day —150th Anniversary of Freedom in Florida
Join the Knott House Museum and the John G. Riley Center for the annual commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation being announced to Florida on May 20th, 2015, 11:30AM at the Knott House Museum. The day of celebration includes a reading of the document, live music, and a free picnic in Lewis Park. Emancipation Day is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee; Hopping, Green, and Sams, P.A.; and Tallahassee Downtown.
History at High Noon: Civil Rights