Statewide Calendar of Events

Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement fundamentally changed the culture and laws of the United States. The southern states, in particular, were battlegrounds in the struggle to end discrimination against African-Americans. What is not as well known, is that Florida and its citizens were prominent in that struggle.

This calendar highlights the statewide effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

September

  • February 28, 2014 through November 2, 2014 • Jacksonville
    A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

This exhibit, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, is composed of 22 photographic images captured over the course of the Civil Rights Movement, from 1956-1968. These photographs were taken by various contemporary photographers, including Bob Adelman, Danny Lyon, James Karales, and Steve Schapiro. The High Museum of Art holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The twenty-two works that will be on display in the exhibition are only a small fraction of The High’s collection, which includes more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks’ arrest to the Freedom Rides to the 1963 march on Washington, DC.

For more information: http://www.cummer.org/commemoration-civil-rights-movement

  • June 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 • Tallahassee
    Truth and Triumph: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida, 1954-1964 Exhibit

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The State Archives of Florida is producing a panel exhibit that explores the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee from 1954 until the passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. Titled Truth and Triumph, the exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Florida History. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the exhibit opens June 15, 2014 extends through December 31, 2014 in the lobby of the R. A. Gray Building..

October

  • February 28, 2014 through November 2, 2014 • Jacksonville
    A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

This exhibit, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, is composed of 22 photographic images captured over the course of the Civil Rights Movement, from 1956-1968. These photographs were taken by various contemporary photographers, including Bob Adelman, Danny Lyon, James Karales, and Steve Schapiro. The High Museum of Art holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The twenty-two works that will be on display in the exhibition are only a small fraction of The High’s collection, which includes more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks’ arrest to the Freedom Rides to the 1963 march on Washington, DC.

For more information: http://www.cummer.org/commemoration-civil-rights-movement

  • June 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 • Tallahassee
    Truth and Triumph: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida, 1954-1964 Exhibit

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The State Archives of Florida is producing a panel exhibit that explores the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee from 1954 until the passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. Titled Truth and Triumph, the exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Florida History. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the exhibit opens June 15, 2014 extends through December 31, 2014 in the lobby of the R. A. Gray Building..

November

  • June 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 • Tallahassee
    Truth and Triumph: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida, 1954-1964 Exhibit

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The State Archives of Florida is producing a panel exhibit that explores the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee from 1954 until the passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. Titled Truth and Triumph, the exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Florida History. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the exhibit opens June 15, 2014 extends through December 31, 2014 in the lobby of the R. A. Gray Building..

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

December

  • June 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 • Tallahassee
    Truth and Triumph: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida, 1954-1964 Exhibit

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The State Archives of Florida is producing a panel exhibit that explores the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee from 1954 until the passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. Titled Truth and Triumph, the exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Florida History. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the exhibit opens June 15, 2014 extends through December 31, 2014 in the lobby of the R. A. Gray Building..

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

January

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

February

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

March

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

April

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

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Northwest Florida

  • June 15, 2014 through December 21, 2014 • Tallahassee
    Truth and Triumph: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida, 1954-1964 Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The State Archives of Florida is producing a panel exhibit that explores the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee from 1954 until the passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. Titled Truth and Triumph, the exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Florida History. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the exhibit opens June 15, 2014 extends through December 31, 2014 in the lobby of the R. A. Gray Building..

  • November 7, 2014 through April, 5 2015 • Tallahassee
    Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit

Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Museum of Florida History is producing a full-scale temporary exhibit titled Civil Rights in the Sunshine State that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement throughout Florida. These two exhibits and the associated programming will promote a greater understanding of Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including prominent individuals, events, and places that contributed to the national narrative on the struggle for civil rights. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State will be on view in the Museum's Main Gallery from November 7, 2014 through April 5, 2015.

Northeast Florida

  • February 28, 2014 through November 2, 2014 • Jacksonville
    A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

This exhibit, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, is composed of 22 photographic images captured over the course of the Civil Rights Movement, from 1956-1968. These photographs were taken by various contemporary photographers, including Bob Adelman, Danny Lyon, James Karales, and Steve Schapiro. The High Museum of Art holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The twenty-two works that will be on display in the exhibition are only a small fraction of The High’s collection, which includes more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks’ arrest to the Freedom Rides to the 1963 march on Washington, DC.

For more information: http://www.cummer.org/commemoration-civil-rights-movement

Central Florida

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Florida Department of State
State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6700

Southwest Florida

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Florida Department of State
State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6700

Southeast Florida

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Florida Department of State
State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6700