Upcoming Events

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

Past Events

February 20, 2020 - African American Studies Turns 50! Symposium & Anniversary Celebration

For more information, follow the article below or listen to the podcast.

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Gainesville Sun-UF African American studies program hits 50-year mark >
WUFT-UF African American Studies Program 50th Anniversary Celebration >
Tell Me About It WUFT-African American Studies Podcast >

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

Alachua County hosted a community workshop to discuss plans for commemorating and recognizing victims of lynching with plans to erect historical markers throughout the county, which created memorials that acknowledged the horrors of racial injustice. For more information follow the link below.

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WCJB-Truth and Reconciliation workshop held by Alachua County >

February 15, 2020 - Reclaiming Kin: Once Lost, Now Found

On February 15th at 10 am the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center and Museum at the Historic Haile Homestead, the newest exhibit "Reclaiming Kin: Once Lost, Now Found," opened to the public for the first time! Tours of the Homestead were conducted at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm.

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Historic Haile Homestead >

Febuary 13, 2020 - Reclaiming Kin: The Legacy of Hampton and Grace Hathcock

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 shared 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.

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About Rosewood >

February 7, 2020 - Memorial Service for the Victims of Lynching in Alachua County

Alachua County is hosted a Memorial Service for the Victims who were Lynched in Alachua County on Friday, February 7, 2020,at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (630 N.W. 2nd Street, Gainesville). For more infromation follow the link and to watch the memorial click on the video below

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Wuft-Alachua County Advances Truth And Reconciliation Process With Memorial For Lynching Victims >
WUFT Sound Cloud- Alachua County Lynching Memorial Service>
Youtube Video- Victims of Lynching Memorial Service>

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

Alachua County and the City of Gainesville met together on Febuary 2, 2020 to discuss the proper actions to recognize those who were lynched in our area.

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WUFT-Alachua County To Host Truth And Reconciliation Events Remembering Lynching Victims >

January 28, 2020- Truth & Reconciliation Update and Presentation to County Commission

On January 28th 2020, alachua county presented Truth and Reconciliation.

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Gainesville Sun-County effort aims to make peace with past >

January 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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Youtube Video- 'Rosewood Day' candlelight ceremony>

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

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Youtube Video- WUFT-Panel discussion: Alachua County reflects on its lynching history>

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

Descendants of the Newberry Six gathered for the unveiling of an educational marker on church grounds.

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Gainesville Sun-Historical marker denoting the Newberry Lynching of 1916 unveiled Saturday >

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

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Alligator-UF African American Oral History Symposium uses sound to connect students with history >

September 20, 2018 - Reconciliation meeting of Newberry Lynching history. Concerned Citizens of Newberry

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WUFT-Newberry’s North and South: Two Sides, One History And A Path For Healing >

July 17, 2018 - Discussion of Newberry Lynching history. Concerned Citizens of Newberry

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Gainesville Sun- Newberry's First in Lynching Truth Process >

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