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Florida Humanities: Separate Is Not Equal: St. Petersburg Community Conversation

April 23 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Throughout April, the Florida Press Educational Services will host community conversations across the state to discuss the lasting impact of Brown v. Board of Education. These programs are funded with a Florida Humanities Strategic Partnership Grant.

Florida Press Educational Services, the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program, Community Tampa Bay, and Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg present a community discussion on the history and continuing impact of Brown v. Board of Education in the Sunshine State.

Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most pivotal court cases ever decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous decision of the Court, stating that, “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This landmark decision began the long battle toward school integration in Florida and nationwide.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Featured panelists will include Dr. Raymond Arsenault, John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg; Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History, Tampa Bay History Center; and Chloe Coney, CEO of Community Enterprise Group, LLC.

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Please register here.

In addition to our own Brown @ 70 program, Ohio Humanities is excited to share events from our partners and other state humanities councils to celebrate this landmark decision!

Florida Humanities


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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

2333 34th St S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711 United States
(727) 893-8969
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

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