The online educational series "Engaging Racism: Conversations for Change" presents a talk by Maxine Jones, Ph.D., a faculty member at Florida State University since 1982 specializing in African-American history in Florida.
Dr. Jones will discuss her work conducted for the Florida Legislature on the Rosewood Massacre. In a week-long 1923 rampage, whites murdered eight black residents of Rosewood, Florida, burning the town to the ground, following a false accusation against a black man by a white woman. The Florida Legislature commissioned Prof. Jones’ study of Rosewood in 1993, which led to reparations for Rosewood victims in 1994.
Each speaker in the series will present a talk for about one hour followed by a live Q&A session. The following Tuesday, participants will engage in a discussion of the topics presented the week before. The post-lecture discussion on Dr. Jones’ talk will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30pm.
Dr. Jones has served in many leadership positions at FSU, including chairing the Title IX subcommittee on the FSU Athletics Committee for over a decade and currently serving as chair of the Historical Legacy Subcommittee of the FSU President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equality & Inclusion.
The series is sponsored by the Tallahassee Chan Center and the Social Justice and Innovation Lab at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy.
An optional guided meditation will be led by Chan Center founder and teacher Guo Gu at 7:00 pm prior to the talk.
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm to 9:00pmVirtual Event