Outreach Exhibits

An Era of Racial Terror: Jacksonville’s Legacy of Lynching

A set of eight illustrated text panels tells the stories of seven documented racial terror lynchings in Duval County between 1909 and 1925 and the historical context in which they occurred. This exhibit is a spin-off of the larger MOSH exhibition, The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America. One copy of the outreach exhibit travels throughout Duval County starting in October 2019. A second copy joined the tour in March 2020.

TOUR SCHEDULE (dates subject to change)

October 15 — November 10, 2019
Jessie Ball duPont Center

November 12 — December 12, 2019
South Campus, Florida State College at Jacksonville

January 7 — January 30, 2020
The Bolles School

February 1 — March 1, 2020
Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida

March 23 — April 17, 2020
The Foundation Academy

April 20 — April 27, 2020
Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School

April 28 – May 28, 2020
Duval County Courthouse

July 1 — September 15, 2020
Main Branch, Jacksonville Public Library

November 21, 2020 — January 9, 2021
Yellow House

To inquire about booking dates for your organization or site, contact pbourcier@themosh.org.

An Era of Racial Terror was organized in collaboration with the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project, an initiative of 904WARD, and is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Additional funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Special thanks to Baptist Health for additional support.


A set of large, illustrated text panels mounted in custom “doorframes” outlines the historical development of Jacksonville’s many and varied neighborhoods, from early river communities to automobile-based suburbs. The exhibit underscores the importance of vibrant, healthy neighborhoods to the city’s identity and well-being. This exhibit, supported by many local organizations and individuals, was originally shown at MOSH from September 2018 to May 2019. It is traveling around Duval County thanks to a gift from an anonymous champion of Jacksonville’s diverse and storied neighborhoods.

TOUR SCHEDULE (dates subject to change)

September 28 — December 1, 2019
Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida

March 7 — June 30, 2020
Jacksonville International Airport

July 2 — September 20, 2020
Main Branch, Jacksonville Public Library