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Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition
January 20, 2014 - July 14, 2014
January 20 to July 15, 2014 at the St. Augustine Visitor Center – This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America. The first leg or “thread” of this exhibition is a retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. The purpose of the exhibit is to elevate awareness of the important role African-Americans played in the cultural and historical development of St. Augustine and thus, America.