Voices of the Vanguards

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Past and present civil rights leaders speak about how Tallahassee's role in civil rights influences current and future movements. This video features interviews with Mutaqee Akbar, Delilah Pierre, Fred Flowers, Tananarive Due, James Ford, and Dr. Reggie Ellis.
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Video produced by Suzanne Smith

D uring a community conversation event at WFSU Public Media in October of 2022, WFSU shared this video compiling interview with local human rights advocates. The evening featured a conversation about the project, open to anyone in our surrounding communities as well as a performance by Count Basie Orchestra Director Scotty Barnhart.

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Not So Black and White Community Conversation Event Highlights (10/25/2022)
Voices that Inspire: Scotty Barnhart
Voices that Inspire: Dr. Reginald Ellis
Voices that Inspire: Dr. Andrea Oliver
Voices that Inspire: Prof. Jamil Drake

The WFSU Education Team put together information on how you can replicate conversations around topics covered in Not So Black and White: A community's divided history. Click below to download and print the document which provides talking points for listening party events or classroom environments.

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