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Diversity Dialogue focusing on racial violence

Florida Memorial University professor is guest speaker

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will host "Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida" as part of its Diversity Dialogues series.

Hobbs

The talk will be led by Florida Memorial University's Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Ph.D., and is based on her book of the same name, published in 2015. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. Feb. 22 in the President's Dining Room at the Horvitz Administration Building.

Hobbs is a graduate of Florida A&M University (B.A., History) and Florida State University, where she earned her doctoral degree in United States History, and Historical Administration and Public History. She has taught courses in American, African American, oral history, and public history at Florida A&M University, Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and John Tyler Community College, in Chester, Virginia.

In addition to her teaching experience, she has served as a researcher, writer, consultant, and director for a number of public and oral history projects in Florida and Virginia, including the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Program, a statewide educational program focused on celebrating African American History. Her professional experience includes serving as Director of Projects and Program for the John G. Riley Museum and Center of African American History and Culture, located in Tallahassee, Florida.

After relocating to Virginia, between 2006 and 2007, Hobbs worked as the historian and coordinator of the Valentine Richmond History Center’s Richmond History Gallery Project. From 2007 to 2011, Hobbs worked as Program and Education Manager for the Library of Virginia, where she coordinated the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Program, a statewide educational program focused on celebrating African American History. In 2011, she authored a children’s book about the Library of Virginia entitled To Collect, Protect, and Serve: Behind the Scenes at the Library of Virginia.

Hobbs joined the faculty of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Florida, in August of 2011, and currently serves at Interim Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and as University Historian.

For more information about these or any Diversity Dialogue presentations, please contact Professor Michael Caldwell, D.M.A., at (954) 262-7614 or mc1649@nova.edu

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