We live in an area rich with sites of significance in African American history. Visit a site, take a selfie there, and share it on Instagram! #sjrstatelibrary400
Need ideas? Visit:
Florida Historical Markers of sites of significance in African American history in:
LINCOLN LANE SCHOOLHOUSE: 116 Lincoln Lane
ASA PHILIP RANDOLPH: 200 Cedar St.
ROLLESTOWN: U.S. 17, east side of St. Johns River, E.Palatka
Sites on Florida's Black Heritage Trail
Sites in Florida on the Gullah Geechee Corridor
Sites in St. Augustine on the ACCORD Freedom Trail
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By participating in the Photo Challenge by posting pictures and/or videos to Instagram and using the hashtag that is unique to this event, you are agreeing to the following terms:
I authorize St. Johns River State College, its District Board of Trustees and its employees to edit, reproduce, display, distribute, exhibit, or otherwise use the photographs, video, written or creative works without compensation to me in whole or in part, for educational, instructional, promotional, public relations and advertising purposes in any manner, format or media, throughout the world, in perpetuity.
For these purposes, I waive and relinquish any personal rights and privacy rights, and all photographs or video shall become the sole property of SJR State and may be copyrighted in its own name or a name of its choosing.
I also release SJR State and its employees from any and all claims for libel, slander, invasion of privacy or other claims based on SJR State’s use of the photographs or video and agree to hold SJR State harmless from any and all claims by the Third Parties.
Celebration • Education • Reflection
H.R.1242/Public Law 115-102, the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, establishes 2019 as a year of "commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619." The commemoration is intended “to recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African-Americans since 1619; to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States; and to educate the public about the arrival of Africans in the United States; and the contributions of African-Americans to the United States.” In recognition of this commemoration and with the Act serving as a guide, the SJR State Library has organized a year-long series of events that will provide educational experiences and resources to students and the community that celebrate the history and culture of African Americans.