January 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Beaches Museum presents Dr. Michael Butler at the historic Beaches Museum Chapel on Thursday, January 24th at 6 p.m. Butler is an Associate Professor at Flagler College. He specializes in 20th century Southern history with an emphasis on the civil rights movement. His lecture “Local Campaigns, National Relevance: The Florida Civil Rights Movement” focuses on the concept of “Florida exceptionalism” in relation to the black freedom struggle and places the Sunshine state into its proper regional and national perspective. Through an examination of the Florida freedom movement, we can develop a more complete understanding of the still-ongoing struggle for racial justice in the United States.