Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney, Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum, will present on the Civil Rights movement in Gainesville, Florida.
Based on a current exhibition at the Matheson History Museum, this program will share details and context surrounding Black Thursday. In a great show of strength on April 15, 1971, Black students decided to take a stand in a protest at Tigert Hall on the UF campus. Their interaction with President Stephen O’Connell would change the course of the university forever.
Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney is the Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum. Kaitlyn earned her B.A. in History from Auburn University and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Florida. She has been with the Matheson since the fall of 2015 when she began volunteering as a graduate student. She gradually took on more responsibility at the museum, becoming the Curator of Collections in 2018 and the Executive Director in 2021. Her favorite part of working at the Matheson is the opportunity to learn something new every day through research requests, conversations with our visitors, and our programs and exhibitions.
AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |
EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy |
TAGS: | black history month |
|Mon, Mar 27||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
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