This was a very significant event for the civil rights movement.
Take the Civil Rights movement.
August 1 to December 1: Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay, an original exhibition of The Florida Holocaust Museum, illuminates the Tampa Bay-Sarasota region’s struggle with racial equality and shines a light on the local leaders who changed our cities. .
Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement
Panel discussion on Civil Rights history in St. Petersburg, including Abdul Karim Ali, son of Joseph Savage, who organized and led the St. Petersburg sanitation strike in 1968; Leon Jackson, one of the two remaining police officers known as the Courageous 12; Mamie Rogers, who was actively involved in the NAACP as a teen and young woman during the Civil Rights Movement; and Dr. Gregory Padgett, Associate Professor of History at Eckerd College. Presented in partnership with the YWCA. Community Conversations are made possible by support from Florida Blue.