Tuesday, June 15, 2021

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Welcome from African American History Task Force

Former Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, AAHTF Chair


Welcome from the Florida Department of Education

Dr. Dakeyan Cha’ Dre’ Graham

Executive Director of Independent Education and Parental Choice


AAHTF Summer Institute Overview

Dr. Bernadette Kelley-Brown, AAHTF Principal Investigator


Violin Performance

Fadhina V. Petit-Clair, Student, School for Advanced Studies

Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus


Exemplary Status Overview

Dr. Donna Austin, AAHTF Member - Exemplary Status Contact


Virtual Museum Visit

Florida A&M University

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Center & Museum

Dr. Darius J. Young, Interim Director


Keynote Presentation

"Black Inventors: Crafting 200 Years of Success"

Keith C. Holmes, Author

Chief Researcher & Founder of the Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc.


The Black Archives


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Organizing A Civil Rights Tour While Educating in North Florida

Wakulla Schools Civil Rights Trips & Student Panel

Mike Barwick, Former Principal, Wakulla High School

Sonia Clark-Rosier, Former Associate Dean, Wakulla High School

Miracle Potter, Student



"Ocoee: A Novel"

Myra Kinnie and Gail Waxman, Co-Authors

Sisters2, LLC



The Ocoee Massacre "Yesterday This Was Home"

Virtual Exhibit & Educator Resources

Shannon Elliston, Education Director

Orange County Regional History Center



Alachua Exemplary District Panel – Newberry Lynching Pilot Program

Dr. Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida

Dr. Catherine Atria, University of Florida

Jordan Marlow, Mayor of Newberry, Teacher, Newberry High School

Christopher Pearl, Teacher, Professional Academies

Jessica Morey, Teacher, Buchholz High School

Dr. Jon Rehm, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist ACPS



Closing Remarks

Former Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, AAHTF Chair

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Former Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, AAHTF Chair



“Little Fires Everywhere - The Power of Revolution”

Epiphany Lormil, Program Manager

bluapple Poetry Network



Education Support for African American History & Social Justice


Mathew Kirouac, Florida Director K-12




Dr. Elizabeth Bromery, Educator, Broward County Schools

Thewandar Houston, Educator, Br owardCounty Schools



"Quiet Strong: First African American Explosive Ordnance Disposal Diver"

Cynthia Byrd Conner, Author


Keynote Presentation

Tell the Whole Story: African American History Education and the Future of Equality

Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and

Associate Professor of History

Founding Director of the FMU Social Justice Institute

Florida Memorial University Social Justice Institute

Protest March Signs

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Duval Exemplary District Panel – Exemplary, the Duval Way

Dr. Dana Kriznar, Deputy Superintendent

Kenneth Reddick, Executive Director of High Schools

Paula Renfro, Chief of Academic Services

Tracy Oliver, Assistant Principal, Landon Middle School

Sharlie Conklin, Supervisor of Social Studies

Tilena Robinson-Washington, Specialist



Legacy of the Moores

The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center and Museum

Sonya Mallard, Center Coordinator


 Engaging Students in Afrocentric Public History

Roberto Fernandez, III, Social Studies Teacher, Broward County Schools


 Rosewood Revisited

Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, President & Founder

Real Rosewood Foundation


Upcoming Events: Fall 2021

Dr. Bernadette Kelley-Brown, AAHTF Principal Investigator


Closing Remarks

Former Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, AAHTF Chair