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Kinne Legacy Exhibition to Open at Alexander Brest Gallery

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne Smiling while sitting on a couch

When Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne first set foot on the campus of Jacksonville University, no one knew the changes that would follow, the impact she would have, the legacy she would leave, and yet, she shaped the future of this …

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“Diversity and Discussion” Makes Successful Debut

Feature Image of Patrice Abner for Article

As part of its 2021 Black History Month programming, Jacksonville University successfully launched “Diversity and Discussion.” This conversational series is devoted to exploring issues of contemporary significance to the Black community. Each presentation was hosted by a moderator with expertise …

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Passion for Life: A Black History Month Portrait of Dr. Marvin Wells

Feature image for Black History Month Profile of Dr. Marvin Wells

It was 1969 – the final year of a decade marked by tragedy and riddled with change. Nixon was president, the country was embroiled in Vietnam, Woodstock invaded Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, and civil rights set the stage for what …

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Exploring the Dark Days of Lynching in Duval County

While Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, it is also a time to recognize the fortitude and perseverance this community has displayed in the face of adversity. Jim Crow laws, segregation and enslavement are just a few of …

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Jacksonville University Celebrates Black History Month

From discussion panels to movie nights, Jacksonville University is celebrating Black History Month 2021 with a schedule of events that highlights the unique issues, accomplishments and perseverance of the African American community in America. The University’s Special Task Force on …

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Learning About Black History in Jacksonville

In order to know where we’re going, we first have to understand where we’ve been, and Jacksonville’s rich African American history can help us do just that. The following sites provide a look back at the tragedies, racial injustice and …

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