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Exhibit to highlight the role of Black Educators in Florida before the Civil Rights Movement

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at the University of Florida, the George A. Smathers Libraries, The Center for Race and Race Relations, the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center, and the A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center are coming together to showcase the role of Black educators who advanced social justice in the four decades preceding the Civil Rights Movement. Through teaching and hidden activism, Black educators cultivated and nurtured democracy from one-room schoolhouses to universities, and the courthouse.

Visit the exhibitions to learn more about activists such as Harry T. Moore — a leader in the Florida State Teachers Association--often described as the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement. Encounter lesser-known figures, such as Edward Davis--the Ocala principal who led the battle for the Virgil Hawkins case that desegregated the University of Florida, and Gainesville’s own A. Quinn Jones, principal of Lincoln High School, who also played a pivotal role in the quest for equity long before Brown v. Board of Education.

Smathers Library – On view October 22 – December 18
Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center – On view beginning October 24

A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center – On view beginning November 2

Friday, December 14, 2018 Show more dates
9:00am - 5:00pm
Smarthers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Event Organizer

Barbara Hood