Race and Place in the Burg's Boom and Busts

  • 18 Feb 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Carter Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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Developments like the interstate highway system, born out of the post WWII boom, destroyed huge swaths of communities where African Americans lived and owned businesses, and "urban renewal" was often just a euphemism for bulldozing black neighborhoods in the name of progress. Join noted Civil Rights historian Raymond Arsenault and Gwendolyn Reese, President of the African American Heritage Association to discuss the impacts of boom and bust on African American neighborhoods in St. Petersburg.

Speakers: Ray Arsenault, John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, USFSP; Gwendolyn Reese, President, African American Heritage Association.



Program is free for all attendees. Reception featuring appetizers and cash bar begins at 6:30 pm.



Contact:
Preserve the 'Burg
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
info@preservetheburg.org
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