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Thursday, July 3, 2014

JOURNEY: 450 YEARS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION

JANUARY 20 TO JULY 15, 2014 AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER
This Fantastic Exhibit Closes This Month.  
PLEASE TRY TO VISIT ST. AUGUSTINE TO SEE THIS BEFORE IT CLOSES!

 This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America. 

The first leg or “thread” of this exhibition is a retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. 


The purpose of the exhibit is to elevate awareness of the important role African-Americans played in the cultural and historical development of St. Augustine and thus, America.








Attending: Betty Dubose, Linda Lee, Mary Ann Robinson, Gerda Brun, Dale Slongwhite, Sarah Downs and Jeannie Economos. 


With a guided tour by a docent, the exhibit starts with pre-settlement by white settlers and continues thru slavery up to the Civil Rights movement/era. The tour included a video about civil rights activity in St. Augustine in the early 1960s.  








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