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Journey To Emancipation Conference

Despite the national designation of Emancipation Day as June 19th, Florida’s historic Emancipation Day remains May 20. A three-day conference focused on a deeper understanding of that day’s historic and contemporary impact on Florida and all its people happens in Tallahassee Dec. 5-7. To provide a preview are: Althemese Barnes, founder and director emeritus of the Capital City’s Riley House Museum; Florida A&M English Professor Natalie King-Pedroso; Punta Gorda City Councilman Jaha Cummings; and Sandra Rooks, African-American historian in Pinellas County.