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Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

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The museum presents the historic voice of one segment of the St. Petersburg Florida community in 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.

Current Exhibit

History Revisited: Herb Snitzer

When

September - October 2019

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

The Woodson is excited to present the work of Herb Snitzer. Herb Snitzer’s career covers over fifty years of image-making. In 1957 he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as one of the top young photojournalists.

He worked for Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time, and other national magazines. He became Photography and Associate Editor of America’s leading jazz magazine, Metronome, which enabled him to meet, photograph, and become friends with many of the great jazz musicians of the era: Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Count Basie, and others.

Upcoming Events

Classic Black: Celebrating Black Classical Performers this November at The Palladium

When

Sunday, November 10, 2019: 4:30PM

Where

The Palladium, 253 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Admission

RESERVED $40; STUDENTS w/ ID $15 (Tier B); GROUPS 10+ $15 (Tier B)

What

Classic Black: A Tribute to Marian Anderson: 80 Years Later

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is delighted to host a commemorative celebration,“Classic Black: A Tribute to Marian Anderson,” Sunday evening, November 10. A prelude to this magnificent performance will begin on the steps of the Palladium at 4:30 pm.

This amazing tribute will highlight African American classical performers to include violinist Mary Corbett, pianist Nathanial Thomas, bassist John Lamb, baritonist Jamal Sarikoki, along with other soloists, e.g., Siobhan Monique, Carolyn Hobbs, Fred Johnson, Maiya Stevenson.

For more information contact the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum at

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com | 727.323.1104

Purchase tickets here: https://www.mypalladium.org/classic-black-a-tribute-to-marian-anderson/

St. Petersburg Black History Preservation Drive

When

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10AM - 5PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is proud to be a part of this undertaking. Please, bring photos, videos, letters, keepsakes, and most importantly your memories. The Tampa Bay Times, USF’s Neighborhood News Bureau, The Weekly Challenger, the African-American Heritage Trail, and the Woodson Museum want to record your stories and duplicate your memorabilia.

Registration is not required, but if you would like to reserve a time, please contact:

NNB@USF.edu | 727-612-7998

A Discussion of Race and Politics: A Series

When

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 5PM - 7PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

SOLD OUT

What

JOIN US FOR COFFEE, CONVERSATION, AND CAMARADERIE

About this Series

The St. Petersburg community and the entire Tampa Bay area is invited to attend this special series sponsored by The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg area, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC

“The Whitewashing of the Suffrage Movement”

SAVE THE DATE

The next Coffee in Common is being planned for November 23, 2019!

The 1619 Project: The 1619 Brunch

When

Saturday, October 19, 2019: 10AM - 12PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

$16.19 per Person

What

Tickets are no longer available for this brunch.