Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience

Daily until July 15 at Visitor Information Center

Art exhibit that outlines the history of the African-American experience in St. Augustine.

Corner of W. Castillo Dr. and San Marco Ave.
10 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 825-1000
  • Please Note: This event is from 2014.

    Retrospective Exhibition from January 20, 2014 - July 15, 2014 at the St. Augustine Visitors Center titled Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience sponsored by the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration.

    This exhibition is the first leg of the comprehensive, extended exhibition program called Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America that will commemorate the combined history of St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city.

    Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience or the first thread of the tapestry will focus on African-American history from 1565 when both freed and enslaved Africans came to St. Augustine with Pedro Menendez, to Fort Mose the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., up to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and beyond.

    This exhibit is developed to elevate the awareness and importance of the African-American experience in the city of St. Augustine. It will also help to illuminate the role the African-American population had in the cultural and historical development of St. Augustine and in effect, the United States.

    Admission: Military in Uniform - Free, University & College Students - Free (with ID), St. Augustine & St. Johns County Residents - Free (with ID). Call (904) 209-4255 for tickets and more info.

    Where? St. Augustine Visitor Center located at 10 Castillo Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    When? Running from January 20 - July 15, 2014 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    For more information on this event and to purchase tickets please Visit Here or call the Visitor Information Center at (904) 825-1000. The St. Augustine 450th Commemoration is an organization that works to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida in 2013, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in 2014, and the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine in 2015.

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