Exhibits & Events | 2020

Can We Talk?

When

Tuesday, August 11 -- 7:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum has created this series of forums for women who seek to become allies in the struggle for improved race relations and reconciliation.

The sessions help to disarm and hopefully eliminate attitudes of prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance. Each program focuses on ways in which privilege, status, and/or position has systemically created a disadvantage for people of color.

Individuals have the opportunity to evaluate their feelings, views, and behaviors regarding race.

Registration is required. Sign up today!

Voting is Our Voice

When

Wednesday, August 12 -- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Voting is Our Voice is a project of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and Women Talk Black.
We’re hosting discussions on voting and democracy issues that are important to the Black community.

Join us this Wednesday!
Independent Voters and the Primary
Why the Primary Elections Matter

We hope to enrich civic participation by elevating the voices and views of Black women on critical issues that matter most through facts, tools, and actions to help drive change.

Curious Collector Conversation Cafe

When

Saturday, August 22 -- 10:30 am

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

Brothers Begging to Breathe

When

Monday, August 24th --7:00pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Language of the Unheard!

We look forward to continuing this series of conversations with African American men whose voices are unheard and are begging to breathe.

From corporate America to local boards and activists, black men’s voices are going unheard. The Woodson is creating a platform to amplify the voices as we turn up the volume.

Registration is required.

Healing While Black: The Process: Recognize, Reclaim, Restore

When

Friday, July 31 - Saturday, August 1

Where

Hosted Online

Admission

Open to the Public

What

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

In recognition of National Black, Indigenous, People of Color Mental Health Month, the Woodson is proud to partner with The Well for Life and others to present:

Healing While Black.

During this summit, we will engage in dialogue, explore research, bare witness to lived experience, and reflect on our healing practice.

Learn: from thought leaders like Dr. Kent Butler, Rhonda Magee, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Robert Rooks and Shakyra Diaz, and other leading experts in the fields of social justice, mental health, spirituality, healing arts, and community organizing.
Share: with like-minded professionals from around the country, to explore strategies to dismantle obstacles to healing in Black and Brown communities.
Heal: through reflective practice and strategy-oriented sessions, that center our ability to recognize, reclaim, and restore. We are providing access to our wellness providers and healers in a separate virtual space for this digital summit.
Reclaim: joy, pleasure, and rest on the second day of our summit. These sessions are designed to allow space for laughter, fellowship, and peace.

A Note:
This event is centered on the Black Healing/Healer experience. Allies and Accomplices of all racial and ethnic identities are welcome. There are some sessions that are exclusive to Black attendees, these are identified as (BIPOC safe spaces)

We look forward to seeing YOU!

2020 Primary Election Candidate Forums

When

July 14, July 15, & August 4

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Previously held 2020 Primary Election Candidate Forums:

 

Florida Registration Celebration

When

Thursday, July 16 -- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum + Women Talk Black

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Come dance with us!
Help us register voters!
Help people request a vote by mail ballot!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We’re throwing a virtual dance party to spread the word that the voter registration deadline is almost here, and to provide important voter information.

Join DC radio personality Angela Stribling, Radio Host at WHUR. Groove to celebrity DJ, Beverly Bond, Founder of Black Girls Rock. Be inspired by Kailee Scales, Managing Partner of Black Lives Matter. And dance like nobody’s watching to sounds of Florida’s DJ Lady Shay and DJ iRock.

Register for the event today. Help us build the playlist by posting your favorite song in the comments!

The July 16 event is the first of a series of monthly virtual music events to drive voter registration, requests for a vote by mail ballots, and GOTV in Florida.

Curious Collector Conversation Cafe

When

Saturday, July 25 -- 10:30 am

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

Brothers Begging to Breathe

When

Monday, July 27th --7:00pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Language of the Unheard!

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host a series of conversations with African American men whose voices are unheard and are begging to breathe.

From corporate America to local boards and activists, black men’s voices are going unheard. The Woodson is creating a platform to amplify the voices as we turn up the volume.

Registration is required.

Can We Talk?

When

Tuesday, July 7 -- 7:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will continue a series of forums for women who seek to become allies in the struggle for improved race relations and reconciliation.
The sessions will be created to disarm and hopefully eliminate attitudes of prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance.
Each program will focus on ways in which privilege, station, and or the position has systemically created a disadvantage for people of color.
Individuals will evaluate their feelings, views, and behaviors regarding race.

Registration is required.

Watch the following video before our next discussion!:

The Racial Divide: Women of Color & White Women

Voting is Our Voice!

When

Thursday, July 9 -- 7:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

To Be Heard Loud and Clear in 2020 and Beyond!

Join us for a Q/A session with guest Cecile Scoon, the First Vice President of the League of Women Voters (LWVFL), and noted Civil Rights Attorney.

Cecile has lead the LWVFL’s fight to restore the voting rights for returning citizens for the past four years. She is a leading voice in the legal pursuit to force the Florida state government to properly implement the law.

Cecile will provide an update on the recent legal decisions and how they may help returning citizens who have completed their sentences, register to vote.

Visit to learn more about Cecile Scoon: https://www.lwvfl.org/team-member/cecile-scoon-second-vice-president/

 

Juneteenth

When

Friday, June 19th -- CANCELLED

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

--

What

Considering the rising positive COVID 19 cases within our community, and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is saddened to report the cancellation of its planned Juneteenth 2020 celebration scheduled for Friday, June 19 at 9:30 am.  The health and wellbeing of our city are at the forefront of this decision.

Clearly, we understand the significance of Juneteenth, and this year’s celebration has shaped up to be an event to be remembered. The museum, in partnership with the City, Deuces Live, and The Well have decided to forego their planned activities, however, acknowledge the significance of this momentous occasion through a Press Conference

The partners are excited to imprint within our community the significance of African American life and culture in St. Petersburg.

 

Brothers Begging to Breathe

When

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JULY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Language of the Unheard!

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host a series of conversations with African American men whose voices are unheard and are begging to breathe.

From corporate America to local boards and activists, black men’s voices are going unheard. The Woodson is creating a platform to amplify the voices as we turn up the volume.

Registration is required.

Can We Talk?

When

Tuesday, June 23rd -- 7:00 pm

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host a series of forums for women who seek to become allies in the struggle for improved race relations and reconciliation.
The sessions will be created to disarm and hopefully eliminate attitudes of prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance.
Each program will focus on ways in which privilege, station, and or the position has systemically created a disadvantage for people of color.
Individuals will evaluate their feelings, views, and behaviors regarding race.

Registration is required.

 

The 1619 Project

When

Saturday, May 18th -- 10:00 am

Where

Hosted Online

Admission

Open to the Public

What

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This will be our 3rd 1619 Project discussion!

If you missed the first two, this is your chance to experience the deep and rewarding conversations that are sure to take place.

On Sunday, August 18th, 2019, The 1619 Project was published by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times.

The goal of this project was for our nation to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States and its timely release marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved people from West Africa.

Since its publication, readers all across the nation have hosted 1619 Brunches to read and discuss The 1619 Project.

Each discussion has been one to remember and space is limited, so register now!

The Curious Collector: A Conversation Cafe

When

Saturday, March 23rdth -- 10:30 am

Where

Hosted Online by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

Kitchen Table Book Club (Canceled)

When

Saturday, March 28th -- 6-9 pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

*As a health measure response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), this event is postponed.

 

Join us for our next season of The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Book Club at The Woodson.

The book club meets at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum (2240 9th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL) every LAST SATURDAY from 6 – 8 PM. Book Club meetings feature lively, cross-generational discussions exploring literature, culture, social commentary, and history. Our 2020 book club season runs from January to June, with two themed series.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Art Walk (Cancelled)

When

Saturday, March 14th -- 5-9 pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

*As a health measure response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), this event is postponed.

Yoga in the Garden

When

Saturday, March 7th -- 9:30 am

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

$10

What

Join us as we flow in the beautiful garden at The Carter G.  Woodson African American Museum! Part of the proceeds goes toward the museum.
Purchase tickets here

Coffee in Common

When

Saturday, March 7th -- 10-12pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Coffee in Common is a monthly series co-hosted by the The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area. This month’s topic: Media Literacy: Racism, Politics and the News

These free and public events are for thoughtful, open-minded white women and women of color concerning the prescient issues of the day, to include: white privilege, racism, and white supremacy. This series seeks to explore the intersection of politics and race by educating audiences about history, lived experience, and facilitating important, and often uncomfortable, discussion about race.

Coffee will be provided to participants as they learn about the monthly topic. Following the presentation, facilitators will guide discussion on the topic, its relevance in today’s world, and honest conversations about the deeply-rooted effects of institutional and systemic racism in our community.

It is through open-minded, free, and safe discussions among women and the community that we can forge forward together in the struggle with knowledge and power.

Preserve the ‘Burg – Florida Women’s Fight for Suffrage with Dr. Peggy Macdonald

When

Wednesday March 4 -- 6:30 pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

$10 for "Preserve the Burg" members, $15 for non-members

What

When it comes to women’s suffrage in Florida, St. Pete has an exceptional story to tell. Please join Preserve the ‘Burg for this special presentation by Peggy Macdonald and Stephanie Owens as we celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage.

The 1619 Brunch

When

Saturday, February 29th -- 10 -12pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

$16.19 per Person

What

On Sunday, August 18th, The 1619 Project was published by The New York Times. The goal of this project is for our nation to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States, and its timely release marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved people from West Africa.

Since its publication, readers all across the nation have hosted 1619 Brunches to read and discuss The 1619 Project. Join us as we host our own 1619 Brunch to fellowship, read, and discuss the captivating histories featured in the 1619 Project from Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times.

Click here for more information and tickets

KITCHEN TABLE BOOK CLUB

When

Saturday, February 29th -- 6-9pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Join us for our next season of The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Book Club at The Woodson.

The book club meets at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum (2240 9th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL) every LAST SATURDAY from 6 – 8 PM.

Book Club meetings feature lively, cross-generational discussions exploring literature, culture, social commentary, and history. Our 2020 book club season runs from January to June, with two themed series.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

All Shades, All Hues: A Celebration of Song in Jazz

When

Sunday February 23 -- 3pm

Where

Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum

Admission

$15 ADV, $20 Day Of

What

THE CURIOUS COLLECTOR: A CONVERSATION CAFE

When

Saturday, February 22nd -- 10 am

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

The Curious Collector is a gathering of those interested in exploring race and culture as expressed through the arts.

 

Beyond the Green Bench: A Conversation for a New Generation

When

Tuesday, February 18th -- 6:30 - 8pm

Where

Historic Manhattan Casino; 642 22nd St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

Admission

Free to attend. RSVP

What

Join us for a panel discussion as we reflect upon voices of the past, while Millennials examine the role of controversial historical icons in modern society. What is the line between removing hateful speech while preserving, presenting and interpreting history? How do we foster understanding and equality?

RSVPs here or 727.820.0100 x301.

4th Annual Collard Greens Festival

When

Saturday, February 15 -- 10 - 5 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Join us to be a part of Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival Inc.’s mission to “To inspire healthier communities through horticulture, culinary experiences, nutritional education, fitness, and family fun.”

WIN THE $500 TOP PRIZE! Sign up for the highlight of the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, the 3rd ANNUAL COLLARD GREEN COOK – OFF!
Be it professional, amateur, or occasional cook – This contest is open to all contestants. Professional, amateur, and even the occasional cook are encouraged to enter. Best of all, the festival-goers will decide the winner – Good Luck! Will your greens take home the top “Festival Favorite” prize $500?

*** There are TWO categories for the Cook-Off: MEAT and NON-MEAT Categories ***

 

Visit the Tampa Bay Collard Greens Festival website for more information.

Coffee in Common

When

Saturday, February 8 -- 10-12pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free to Public. Register below.

What

Coffee in Common is a monthly series co-hosted by the The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area. This month’s topic: Media Literacy: Racism, Politics and the News

These free and public events are for thoughtful, open-minded white women and women of color concerning the prescient issues of the day, to include: white privilege, racism, and white supremacy. This series seeks to explore the intersection of politics and race by educating audiences about history, lived experience, and facilitating important, and often uncomfortable, discussion about race.

Coffee will be provided to participants as they learn about the monthly topic. Following the presentation, facilitators will guide discussion on the topic, its relevance in today’s world, and honest conversations about the deeply-rooted effects of institutional and systemic racism in our community.

It is through open-minded, free, and safe discussions among women and the community that we can forge forward together in the struggle with knowledge and power.

Click this to register

Second Saturday Art Walk

When

Saturday, February 8th --5:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free to the Public

What

Join us for Second Saturday Art Walk!

Flag Raising at City Hall

When

Saturday, February 1st -- 10am

Where

St. Petersburg City Hall

Admission

Open to the public

What

Please plan to join Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Officials, Members and Friends of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
 during the annual Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony.

Artist Closing Reception

When

Sunday, January 26th -- 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free to the Public

What

Come have a final look at the beautiful Ray McLendon Exhibit. We will host a closing reception for the artist and all are invited to attend!

The Curious Collector: A Conversation Cafe

When

Saturday, January 25th --10:30am - 11:30pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Yoga in the Garden

When

Saturday, January 25th --9:30am

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

$10

What

Join us as we flow in the beautiful garden at The Carter Woodson African American Museum! Part of the proceeds goes toward the museum.

Click here to purchase tickets

Kitchen Table Book Club

When

Saturday, January 25th --6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Join us for our next season of The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Book Club at The Woodson.

The book club meets at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum (2240 9th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL) every LAST SATURDAY from 6 – 8 PM. Book Club meetings feature lively, cross-generational discussions exploring literature, culture, social commentary, and history. Our 2020 book club season runs from January to June, with two themed series.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil

When

Sunday, January 19 -- 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Woodson Chamber Concert Series

When

Sunday, January 12 -- 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free to the Public

What

The ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg. TFO chamber performances begin at 3 pm, followed by a reception. Admission is pay what you can at the door; proceeds benefit the museum. Seating is limited. RSVP to WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com.

Second Saturday Art Walk

When

Saturday, January 11th --5:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free to the Public

What

Join us for Second Saturday Art Walk!

The Negro in History

When

Temporarily Closed

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Dr. Carter G. Woodson believed it important to celebrate “…the Negro in History.”

We are proud to exhibit from our permanent collection, renderings of some the most celebrated individuals of the 20th Century to include:

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Malcolm X
  • Langston Hughes
  • Maya Angelou
  • James Weldon Johnson