In part three of this series, our panelists will help us explore the political history of Black women; their goals and activism; and discuss the future role of Black women in Florida’s politics.
• Dr. Sharon Austin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida.
• Ms. Francesca Menes is the Founder and Chief Community Engager of CommUnity Strategies, LLC.
• Dr. Paul Ortiz is a Professor of History the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida.
• Dr. Tameka Hobbs (Moderator) is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.
Refusing to be Silenced: The Political History and Future of Black Women in Florida is part of a conversation series, The Long History of Race Relations in Florida, convened by Florida Humanities in an effort to better understand the historical forces that influence Florida’s politics, culture, and economy.