Gethsemane Cemetery Tour with Erlene Turner, OBHS Education Committee Chair



Ormond Beach Historical Society Speaker Series

African-American Politics

June 26, 2021  10:00 a.m.

Sharon Wright Austin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on African-American women’s political behavior, African-American mayoral elections, rural African-American political activism, and African-American political behavior. Dr. Austin will provide a history of African American political issues in Florida and in the nation generally since Reconstruction, with an emphasis on present day issues.


Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


We are very grateful to the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting us with the CARES Act Grant + the Additional CARES Act Grant. These grants provided us the opportunity to pay bills for the insurance (six months),  the bookkeeper (six months) and the 10-hr position Administrative Assistant from October through February (five months). Without their support, we could not have operated smoothly through the challenging time of COVID-19. From ALL of us:  sincere THANK YOU to the Florida Humanities Council
and National Endowment for the Humanities!

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