Upcoming Events

4/4/2020 - Soil Collection & Commemoration of the Victims of Lynching in Newberry - POSTPONED -





Past Events

2/20/2020 - African American Studies Turns 50! Symposium & Anniversary Celebration

This Anniversary program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by @ africanamericanstudies.eventbrite.com


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2/17/2020 - Alachua County BoCC Special Meeting/Workshop – Truth and Reconciliation Community Remembrance Project

Alachua County is hosting a community workshop to discuss plans for commemorating and recognizing victims of lynching with plans to erect historical markers throughout the county, which will create memorials that acknowledges the horrors of racial injustice. This workshop will be held at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32653, at 6:00 p.m. It is open to the public.



2/15/2020 - Reclaiming Kin: Once Lost, Now Found

Beginning February 15th at 10 am at the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center and Museum at the Historic Haile Homestead, the newest exhibit "Reclaiming Kin: Once Lost, Now Found," opens to the public for the first time! On Feb. 15 Museum is free. Tours of the Homestead will be conducted at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm for $5 per person, under 12 free.


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2/13/2020 - Reclaiming Kin: The Legacy of Hampton and Grace Hathcock

Join us for a talk on Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm for "Reclaiming Kin: The Legacy of Hampton & Grace Hathcock," by Tatanya Peterson, Hathcock descendant and genealogist, and Karen Kirkman, Historian at Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville.

Peterson will share how she traced her family line back to Hampton and Grace Hathcock, her 4X great grandparents, who were enslaved on the plantation of James Chesnut, near Alachua, Florida. Learn about the discoveries she and Kirkman made, and the resources they both used in their research. FREE and open to the public; refreshments following talk.


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2/7/2020 - Memorial Service for the Victims of Lynching in Alachua County

Alachua County is hosting a Memorial Service for the Victims of Lynching in Alachua County on Friday, February 7, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (630 N.W. 2nd Street, Gainesville). The event is free and open to the public.


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2/3/2020 - Truth & Reconciliation Update and Presentation to joint meeting of City of Gainesville/County Commissions


1/28/2020 - Truth & Reconciliation Update and Presentation to County Commission


1/1/2020 - “Rosewood Day” Proclamation & Candle Light Ceremony

At Rosewood Historic Marker in adjoining Levy County; the history impacted Alachua County with survivors fleeing to Archer


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12/10/2019 - Presentation on the history of the Newberry Lynchings of 1916, by UF historian Dr. Tricia Hilliard Nunn.  Concerned Citizens of Newberry


9/18/2019 - State Historic Marker Dedication, Newberry Lynchings of 1916 (text by Dr. Tricia Hilliard Nunn).  At Pleasant Plain UMC, Newberry


3/21/2019 - The African American Oral History Symposium, 'From Segregation to Black Lives Matter.' UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program


9/20/2018 - Reconciliation meeting of Newberry Lynching history. Concerned Citizens of Newberry


7/17/2018 - Discussion of Newberry Lynching history. Concerned Citizens of Newberry


10/24/2017 - 'An Outrage, Film viewing and Panel Discussion. Matheson History Museum