The Florida State University Civil Rights Institute and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum (MEBA) will co-host “1619 and Beyond,” a collaborative remembrance program of slavery in America.
The event coincides with the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of the first enslaved people from West Africa in 1619 and will also recognize contributions of African Americans from 100 years prior. The program will feature proclamations by City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey, the office of U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, State Representative Raymond Alexander and Leon County.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 24 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Historic Union Bank African American Art Gallery of FAMU