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The American Black Experience: 

Migration and Influence

The American Black Experience: Migration & Influence


Join us for our FREE Florida Talks Series, The American Black Experience: Migration and Influence*, sponsored by the Florida Humanities. This project is to reflect on the nature of the Black Migration to the Northern states and how the huge influx of African Americans to the North and West influenced the culture, economics and politics in those areas. Where did they go? What did they find when they arrived? What changed for them and for their Northern neighbors? Where are they going now? The Great Black Migration crossed so much more than geographical divides. It completely upended the racial balances in this country. This program will explore ways in which this historic human sea-change has impacted the course of American history and culture since the Civil War.


We have the honor to host two dynamic scholars from the University of Florida to present insightful information on the greatest migration of African Americans during Reconstruction to the 1950s.

Dr. Sharon Austin

January 21, 2020 @ 6:30pm - FREE

“African & Caribbean Migration Through Florida”


Dr. Vincent Adejumo

January 23, 2020 @ 6:30pm - FREE

“Rosewood Destruction & African American Migration”

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*Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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