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Updated: 02/01/2018 08:30:09AM

Dixon to speak at Lake Wales Museum

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Dr. Anthony Dixon will be speaking in Lake Wales on Friday.

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LAKE WALES — The Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center will host Dr. Anthony Dixon on Friday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. Plan to attend for an incredible talk and learn about the journey of the African American people in Florida. Florida has a relationship with African descendants unlike any other state, which has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of the African diaspora.

Professor Dixon of Bethune-Cookman University will present a talk and discussion about Florida’s relationship with the African American people. Topics will range from 1513 to present including Florida Maroons, Black Seminoles, slavery in Florida, African Americans and Florida reconstruction, tourism, in the citrus industry and the civil rights movement in Florida.

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