Rooted in Duval: History, Memory & Legacy

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Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Is history always written by the victors? Taking into account multiple perspectives allows us to gain a broader understanding of the past. Over 4,000 lynchings of African Americans have been documented in the United States. Join Dr. David Jamison of Edwards Waters College and Dr. Scott Matthews of Florida State College of Jacksonville as they share their research on the seven documented victims of lynching in Duval County, Florida. This program considers the unique relationship between archival and oral histories. Q & A will follow the presentation.

The program is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to tour the Legacy of Lynching exhibit from 6 to 7 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. Spots are limited, please RSVP.


The Legacy of Lynching traveling exhibition seeks to spark honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Developed in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), the Brooklyn Museum, and the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project of 904WARD, this exhibition presents groundbreaking research into the history of lynching.

The exhibition and related programming are supported by Baptist Health, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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