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June 19 - August 29, 2021

Painting | Woman with red object.

REVERBERATIONS is about the hight and lows of the Black experience in America, with themes of family, community, marginalization and prejudice.

This exhibition offers a looking-glass into the stories The Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will tell with its new museum.

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2021 First Ladies in African American History & Winnie Foster Lifetime Achievement Honorees

May 1, 2021

2021 First Ladies image

Winnie Foster Lifetime Achievement Award

Melissa Seixas
President of Duke Energy Florida

2021 First Ladies in African American History

Michele Alexandre, Esq.
First African American
Dean of Stetson Law

Latasha Barnes
First African American
CFO Bayfront Medical

Deborah Figgs-Sanders                              
First African American
City Council Member of
Elected District 5

Kimberly Jackson, Esq.
First African American
Director of Institute for Strategic
Policy Solutions

Michele Rayner, Esq.                                            
First African American Female
Elected State Representative
District 70

Erin Savage
First African American
Principal and Alumnae of
Lakewood High School

Happy Easter!

April 2021

Happy Easter graphic

Happy Easter from our family to yours. We will be closed tomorrow Good Friday.

The Woodson honors Ryan Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Super Bowl Champions

February 8, 2021

Ryan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneer

We are proud of the African American History Ryan represents as the ONLY “starting” team member of the Bucs representing an HBCU.

Go Bucs! Go Ryan!

 

“You Belong Here” | New Renderings for Woodson African American Museum Revealed

February 4, 2021

Exterior rendering of the proposed new museum.

Renderings for a new Woodson African American Museum were revealed today.
Share our pride and enthusiasm as we move closer to the reality of constructing a proper African American Museum in our City.

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A Capital Campaign will soon be underway. Plan now to invest in Black History.
Thank you Mayor, Deputy Mayor, City Council, City staff and members of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum board and friends for this huge step toward equity and inclusion.

Happy Black History Month!

St. Pete completes $1 million pledge to Woodson African American Museum

February 4, 2021

Tampa Bay Times

New Woodson Museum rendering.

The funding will go toward a new facility celebrating the history, art and culture of the city’s African American neighborhoods.

 The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved $700,000 in funding for the planned new location of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum on 22nd Street S.

“We are so excited for the opportunity to engage and present to our community a first-class African American museum,” said Terri Lipsey Scott, executive director of the museum.

The funding is part of an ongoing project started in 2019 when Mayor Rick Kriseman announced the “Deuces Rising” initiative, which committed $1 million and a parcel of city land towards the design and development of a new facility for the Woodson.

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