Fri, Sep 23|
Preserving African American Communities and Landmarks - A conversation with Brent Leggs
Presented by the CCMCC and the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere - African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, Sr. VP, Brent Leggs, to lead conversation centered around preservation of African American history and historic preservation.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2022, 6:00 PM
Gainesville, 837 SE 7th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
About the event
The conversation will center around issues of African American history and historic preservation in general and also reflect on issues in Gainesville specifically, inlcuding challenges to receiving acknowledgement in the form of historical markers for buildings, preservation of buildings with significance to the Civil Rights movment, and confronting gentrification.
Preservation leaders from Gainesville's historic African American communitites are invited to participate in the dialogue. Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Mr. Leggs will also present a talk at 2:00PM on September 23 at the UF Smathers Library. The subject will be Preserving the Galaxy of Black Landmarks is an act of Racial Justice.