The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to watch its next 3rd on 3rd Street program on Friday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. We’re bringing the museum to you!

The Civil Rights Movement In Florida

with Dr. Michael Butler

Stream this program live at, then watch it for the next 14 days. We kindly suggest that museum non-members  consider a $5 donation on our website to support museum programming.

The idea that Florida did not experience the tumult of other Deep South states during the Civil Rights Movement is a popular misconception. Florida exceptionalism in relationship to the black freedom struggle is placed in its proper regional and national perspective.

Michael Butler graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received both his Master’s 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. He currently teaches at Flagler College.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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