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History Museum Hosts "Black Masculinity in Florida" Program

Virtual Presentation by Dr. Vincent Adejumo Explores Challenges Facing Youth

 

Last updated 12/5/2021 at 4:44pm

A Thursday evening virtual presentation by a renowned speaker Dr. Vincent Adejumo, who will explore the history of race in the United States and the impacts of specific events such as the infamous Trayvon Martin shooting. The psychological effect of such events has repercussions for society in general.

The on-line presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is part of the History Museum's guest speaker series, funded by Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Adejumo is a fulltime lecturer in the African American Studies program at UF teaching Intro to African American Studies, The Wire, Mentoring At-Risk Youth, Black Wall Street, and Black Masculinity. He will discuss with the audience the implications of such events on other issues, including standardized testing, school suspension, and the criminal justice system.

He graduated from the University of Florida's Political Science PhD program majoring in policy and administration.

Those wishing to take part in the presentation are asked to reserve by contacting museum staff at 863-676-1759, or by email to [email protected]

 

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