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Revealing Historical Exhibit: Civil Rights in the Sunshine State

The ground-breaking "Civil Rights in the Sunshine State" is one of the first attempts to view the Florida civil rights movement through a statewide lens. From Miami to Tallahassee and St. Petersburg to St. Augustine, the Florida movement is explored at the local, state, and national levels. The exhibit explores the struggle of African Americans for equality in Florida from the end of Reconstruction (1877) through the 1970s. It examines the deep history of black activism in the state and reveals the multi-generational effort of men and women whose courage and sacrifice ended centuries of institutionalized racism.

This event is the perfect excuse for you to venture outside our community at Villa San Carlos Apartments in Port Charlotte, Florida. Feel free to offer your family and friends the same escape and be a part of this event on Saturday.

Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Southwest Florida Museum of History
2031 Jackson Street
Fort Myers, Florida

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