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Tampa Bay Black History I

Take a 500-year journey tracing the presence of Black people in Tampa Bay. We will explore: the role blacks played in Spanish exploration of Tampa Bay, the role of African-Americans during the three Seminole Wars in Florida, the liberation of enslaved blacks in Tampa on May 5, 1864, Reconstruction in Tampa after the Civil War, the genesis of the historic Central Avenue district, entertainment on Central Avenue in the early 1900s, and how life changed for Tampa Blacks after the June 11, 1967, shooting death of 19-year-old Martin Chambers. A 90- minute walking tour of the historic Central Avenue district after the final class is optional and available to both class members and to the general public ($15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under).

Session Detail: 181XOSHPC2642

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 10/19/17 and ending on 10/26/17
Times: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
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Fred Hearns
Fred Hearns
Biography: Fred Hearns, BA English-Journalism, MS Africana Studies, USF, MS Human Services, Springfield College has been a state licensed, bonded and insured tour guide since 2007. Hearns grew up in Tampa and retired as director of the city's Department of Community Affairs in 2007.

Facility Detail

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
2511 E Columbus Dr
Tampa, FL 33605