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!
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.
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.