CALL FOR COLLABORATION
Collecting Florida’s Emancipation Stories
“The 20th of May: The History and Heritage of Florida’s Emancipation Day”
Digital History Project
The goal of the “The 20th of May: The History and Heritage of Florida’s Emancipation Day” Digital History Project is to create a content-rich, engaging website documenting nearly 160 years of the history and culture stemming from the celebration of the 20th of May, Florida’s Emancipation Day, holiday, while also documenting the unfolding of emancipation in Florida in the aftermath of the US Civil War. This project seeks to provide authoritative and easily accessible documentation and interpretation of the 20th of May holiday celebrations in Florida.
We need help collecting:
– Historical Photographs
– Contemporary Photographs
– Oral Histories
If you have information that will help us to preserve Florida’s Emancipation history, contact us at FloridaEmancipationMay20@gmail.com.