VFPJax rallying with #Takeemdownjax History Walk

October 08, 2018

VFP Jacksonville, along with Executive Director Michael McPhearson, recently participated in the #TakeEmDownJax History Walk  that detailed the story of Jacksonville’s racial past.

Do you know the story of Jacksonville's racial past and the Confederate statues that commemorate it? If not, it's probably because you were never taught those lessons in school. Two local historians  joined with #TakeEmDownJax to share the true story in a "History Revealed" walking tour on Oct. 6, from 1-3 p.m. 

They joined forces with two local historians, Dr. Tim Gilmore and UNF student Monique Williamson Sampson to do what has not been done in our classrooms or civic institutions: Teach the citizens of Jacksonville, and their children, about the true story of Jacksonville's racial past.

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Check out this great interview VFP member, Wells Todd gave to NPR on the event.

See news coverage of the event here.