BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Beginning Monday, June 15 through Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is show-casing Civil Rights in the Sunshine State, a special exhibit produced by the Museum of Florida History. Through videos, interactive elements, and narratives, visitors can explore the significant contributions Florida made to the state and national civil rights movement.
“This exhibit explores the actions of Floridians that led to historic legislation and the struggles the civil rights movement faced in Florida,” says Elaina Norlin, Regional Library Manager.
The Museum of Florida History produced Civil Rights in the Sunshine State in collaboration with a number of universities, organizations, and individuals. Many of the photographs on display are from the State Archives of Florida. Civil rights activists from Tallahassee, Jacksonville and other cities served as advisors on the exhibit, along with historians from Florida State University, the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, and the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN).
The exhibit is one aspect of a number of initiatives undertaken by the Florida Department of State to commemorate the historic signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.
The AARLCC is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311. Call the Welcome Desk at (954) 357-6210.
For more information about Broward County Libraries, visit broward.org/library.