April 4, 2020 - Soil Collection & Commemoration of the Victims of Lynching in Newberry - POSTPONED -
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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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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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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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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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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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On January 28th 2020, alachua county presented Truth and Reconciliation.
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At Rosewood Historic Marker in adjoining Levy County; the history impacted Alachua County with survivors fleeing to Archer
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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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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.