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Learn About The Rise Of the Black Middle Class at County’s First Library Lecture of 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 

Learn About The Rise Of the Black Middle Class at

County’s First Library Lecture of 2019 

Part of the Annual Festival of Freedom

WHO:         Leon County

WHAT:        Library Lecture Series

WHEN:       Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:    Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum, 445 Gamble St.

Leon County invites citizens to the first Library Lecture Series event of 2019 with “African-American Ascension: The Rise of The Black Middle Class 1865 to 1935,” by Dr. Nashid Madyun on Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum, 445 Gamble St. on the campus of Florida A&M University.

This lecture will explore the fleeting consciousness of the historically African, the enslaved, the enfranchised, and the caste and class residue of separate but equal. Following the lecture, guests will be given a tour of the Black Archives and Research Center and Museum.

Historian Dr. Madyun is the current Director of Black Archives and Research Center at Florida A&M University and past director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Delta Cultural Center, STAX Museum, Texas State History Museum and Hampton University’s museum.

This library lecture series is a part of the Annual Festival of Freedom, a month-long commemoration of the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee at the Knott House on Park Avenue.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov 

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