The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next 3rd on 3rd Street Presentation on Friday, June 15th at 6 pm. Our very special guest, Dr. Michael Butler, will present State, Local, and National Campaigns: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida. The idea that race relations in Florida did not experience the tumult that other Deep South states did during the civil rights movement dominate popular perception. This presentation examines the concept of “Florida exceptionalism” in relation to the black freedom struggle and places the Sunshine State into its proper regional and national perspective. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, firstname.lastname@example.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.
Dr. J. Michael Butler is an Associate Professor of History at Flagler College, where he has taught since August 2008. He received both his Masters and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern history with an emphasis on the civil rights movement. Dr. Butler co-authored Victory After the Fall: The Memories of Civil Rights Activist H. K. Matthews, and has published numerous essays in various academic journals. His latest manuscript is titled Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-2000.