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First black astronaut a forgotten hero

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the loss of one of our most forgotten brothers: Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., America’s first black astronaut. This year, he is receiving the recognition he’s long deserved.


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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

Equity Diversity Inclusion


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Derrick Brooks Charities 306 – African American History Program

2018 Black History Month Event Invitation The Derrick Brooks Charities and the Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force have partnered with the nation’s leading technology innovator EVERFI to provide students in Hillsborough County with 306 – African American HistoryTM, a school-based digital program that brings to life the empowering stories of the African American community and helps students draw inspiration from heroes and heroines who changed the fabric of American history.


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CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING AND LEADING CONFERENCE

APRIL 14, 2018 CRTL WORKSHOP, Professional Development for Educators


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Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force 2018 Summer Institute

FLORIDA: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN TIMES OF WAR. “You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, there’s a world waiting for you, yours is the quest that’s just begun. James Weldon Johnson


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ROCK CONFERENCE 2018 July 12-15, 2018 Doubletree Downtown Riverfront Jacksonville, Florida

Fortifying The Foundation To Empower The Faces of Education


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Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force 2018 Education Academies

The Power of an Educator. A workshop for Miami-Dade and Monroe County Public Schools African American History Advocate Teachers.


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Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force 2018 Education Academies

Changing the Achievement Gap. Teaching African American History in 2018.


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ASALH Announces 2019 Black History Theme, Black Migrations

ASALH’s 2019 theme Black Migrations


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Black Migration: Engaging Educators in Local History for Classroom Applications

Professional Development for Educators


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African American role models: Despite state law, ‘it’s not taught’

The Palm Beach Post Article


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African American History and Pedagogy

Professional Development for Educators


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25th Annual African & African American Summer Institute

THE AFRICAN DIASPORA


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Equity Conference

Equity Diversity Inclusion


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Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame


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Celebrate 120th Anniversary of The Black National Anthem

Black National Anthem


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The Unveiling of the Historical Black Church Project

SATURDAY, FEBUARY 29, 2020


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How A Florida Tragedy Is Being Brought To Light A Century Later


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A WEEKEND OF REMEMBRANCE on Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22

These programs have been tentatively rescheduled to August 22-23, 2020 in observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition


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Sam Wineburg Livestream

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 – 4:00 – 6:00pm PT


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Ax Handle Saturday

The segregated lunch counters are gone, but the ‘Jacksonville Story’ continues. Sixty years ago, white men attacked civil rights demonstrators in downtown Jacksonville. That led to changes in the segregated city.


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1920 Ocoee Election Day Riots


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Mary Beth Tinker

Friday, April 23, 2021


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Soil Collection Ceremony And Community Conversation

From Surviving to Thriving in the Jim Crow South


Black History Month Resources

2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE


Black History Month Resources

The 1619 Project and the stories we tell about slavery


African American History in the United States


STUDENTS CONTESTS

Black History Month Resources

Celebrate Florida 2019 Black History Month

A CELEBRATION OF INNOVATIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS