Despite its reputation as the “Sunshine State” and a tourist destination, Florida harbors a lengthy and painful history of racial violence. Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University will examine the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida. She will also discuss the role of Harry T. Moore, a strong opponent to lynching who was in favor of civil rights for African Americans. Dr. Hobbs is researcher, consultant and the author of “Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida.”
This program is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to tour the Legacy of Lynching exhibit from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. Spots are limited, please RSVP below.
The Legacy of Lynching exhibition and related programming are supported by Baptist Health, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.