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The museum presents the historic voice of this St. Petersburg, Florida community from the perspective of local, regional, and national history, culture, and community. It is another demonstration of the commitment to revitalize the Midtown St. Petersburg area.​

The museum joins Mercy Hospital at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, the Royal Theater Boys and Girls Club, and the renovated Manhattan Casino as evidence of the renaissance of this area.

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Thelma Montgomery McCloud | In Loving Memory

July 2021

Thelma Montgomery McCloud

Our hearts mourn the loss of the Woodson’s longest serving board officer and “First Lady in African American History” Thelma McCloud.

Words could never describe the pain and dismay associated with this sudden and tragic departure from our Woodson family and community. We will forever honor Thelma’s contributions, dedication and commitment.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to her favorite charity, The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33712.

As board members and staff pay tribute to the life of Mrs. McCloud, the Woodson will be closed Friday, August 6 in recognition of a life well lived while celebrating what would have been Thelma’s 75th birthday.

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Current Exhibit

St. Petersburg Black Lives Matter Quilt

When

Currently on Display | Viewed by appointment only.

Where

Carter G Woodson Museum

Admission

Free and open to the public.

What

The Tapestry of a Knitted Community
Curated by NaKena Cromartie

Black Lives Matter Mural

When

Currently on Display

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

This community’s first BLACK LIVES MATTER mural is the most beautiful one in the nation, and it is the welcoming mat to our most historic African American community Jordan Park, and the beautiful Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. While the museum remains closed, all are invited to visit the new mural.

T-shirts 👕

PURCHASE A T-SHIRT OR MURAL PRINT HERE

The “Free-ish” t-shirts and Black Lives Matter Mural t-shirts are now available for a $20.00 donation.

Also available are the Black Lives Matter Mural Prints.

Items are available for pick-up Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reverberations | Black Artists on Racism & Resilience | Exhibition

When

June 19 - August 29, 2021

Where

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Admission

See museum website for details.

What

Tickets
James Museum Tickets

Presented by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, REVERBERATIONS shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artist’s own perspective, this exhibition will challenge viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrate hope and resilience.

REVERBERATIONS seeks to showcase the highs and lows of the Black experience in America, highlighting themes of family and community as well as marginalization and prejudice. Curator of the exhibition, Desmond Clark, shares about REVERBERATIONS in this way, “Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries? Can you feel how it vibrates our nation? Can you see how it has affected your neighbor, your friends, and your family? These artists live this every day. They weave the stories of past BIPOC people with their own. They inform and shape the art and actions that will come after. The rich history passed down for generations displayed in the images in this exhibition do not just echo; they reverberate.”

Reverberations | Black Artists on Racism and Resilience

REVERBERATIONS

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL

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