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SFCC MOFAC Hosts Decades of Change

Submitted by on October 1, 2010 – 3:11 pmNo Comment


South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC) and the Historical Society of Avon Park hosted Decades of Change: Black and White Residents of Avon Park Remember the Mid-20th Century. The panel discussion included Avon Park residents Robert Barden (left), Bishop Thomas Brown, Roberta Flowers, Jean Jordan, David Lanier, Beatrice Peterson, and Robert Wilson Jr. and was moderated by James M. Denham, professor of history and director of the Lawton Chiles Jr. Center for Florida History, Florida Southern College. The program coincided with an exhibition currently on display at SFCC MOFAC. The exhibition features photographs and written transcripts from the panelists about their memories of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in Avon Park and includes topics such as segregation, integration, the Civil Rights Movement, World War II, and poverty. Decades of Change is on display through Oct. 29, Wednesday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at SFCC MOFAC.

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