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Changing Sands with Carol J. Alexander

August 20, 2021


Date(s) - August 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Carol J. Alexander, Founding Director of the American Beach Museum, will share her unique insights into the “changing sands” of northeast Florida’s African American history and culture with a specific focus on American Beach.

From Amelia Islands’ unimproved marshlands and General Sherman’s 1865 Special Field Order No.15 (that emancipated African people on Amelia Island) to Jim Crow and segregated beaches; from the urbanization of Jacksonville after the Civil War to gentrification; from incorporated black Franklintown to the exclusive resort of American Beach and its Founder, A. L. Lewis and environmentalist and preservationist, MaVynee Oshun Betsch (The Beach Lady), the story tour will explore the history of the people and the land they claimed.

Attendance is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, first come, first served. This program is wheelchair accessible.

Watch this program remotely at https://www.twitch.tv/ameliaislandmuseumhistory

For more information contact Summer at 904-261-7378 x.102 or Summer@AmeliaMuseum.org

Visit the American Beach Museum website.