Woodson Museum Celebrates Black Pride
The museum celebrates Pride Month with a roster of events.
ST. PETERSBURG – The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum will celebrate Black Pride in St. Petersburg by recognizing some of the nation’s most celebrated African Americans of the Harlem Renaissance and local gay black educators, activists, journalists, and artists – all pillars of community empowerment in the Tampa Bay community.
The local honorees include: Desmond Clark, chief business officer of the Palladium and founder of the Side Door Jazz Series; Dr. Lillian Dunlap, executive director and co-founder of Your Real Stories and co-creator/director of Decades of Day Work and the St. Pete Stories series; Sheree Greer, St. Petersburg College professor, author, founding director of Kitchen Table Literary Arts, and co-founder/host of Oral Fixation, the first and longest-running LGBTQ open mic night in Tampa Bay; Bob Devin Jones, founder and artistic director of the Studio@620 and celebrated actor and playwright; Trevor Pettiford, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in television news; and Nadine Smith, co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state’s largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Pride Month celebration’s lineup of events:
8 p.m. Saturday (June 10): Harlem Renaissance: As Gay as They Were Black opening reception and Harlem Renaissance-themed Rent Party
7:30 p.m. Monday (June 12): Remembering the Victims of the Pulse Massacre candlelight vigil in the Legacy Garden
7:30 p.m. June 16: movie night and discussion
7 p.m. June 20: Not a Trend—The Truth, a conversation led by Your Real Stories
Named in honor of the “Father of Black History Month,” Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the mission of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is to preserve, present, and interpret African American history and to engage a broad and diverse audience through activities. The museum also seeks to promote an understanding among various groups that make up the St. Petersburg community while enhancing respect, valuing diversity and fostering equal rights and social justice. The museum is located at 2240 9th Ave. S.
For information about the museum, go to woodsonmuseum.org.
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