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Lecture to probe complexities of Rosewood Massacre

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

Edward Gonzalez-Tennant was a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Florida in 2008 when he began studying the history of Rosewood, a tiny, mostly black community near Cedar Key that was destroyed by racial violence in 1923. “I realized there had not been an academic study of Rosewood in years,” he said. “I was shocked.” He would spend … Continue reading

Visiting African journalists to participate in public forum

African journalists from the 2010 Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists pose along the USFSP Waterfront.

African journalists from the 2010 Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists pose along the USFSP Waterfront.

USF St. Petersburg and the U.S. State Department’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists will sponsor a public forum on African-American and African journalism on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the University Student Center Ballroom, 200 6th Ave. S. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will feature a panel discussion involving distinguished African-American journalists … Continue reading

Literature professor honored for book on lynching

Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong

Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong, Ph.D., has been honored by The Society for the Study of Southern Literature for her book, Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching. Dr. Armstrong, the Literature Program Coordinator at USFSP, received the Holman Honorable Mention Award for 2012, which was created specifically to honor her book. The C. Hugh Holman … Continue reading