Pathways to Freedom Exhibit on Display at Santa Fe College
With over 65 tables and more than 2000 artifacts Santa Fe college is laying out the Red Carpet for Black history month.
TV20’s Chris Gilmore reports that the multimedia exhibit geared towards students is meant to give visitors of all races a sense national pride and history.
And that history isn’t limited to the shores of the new world, the Pathways to Freedom exhibit spans all the way back to the African slave trade.
The exhibit has made stops all over campuses in North Central Florida and represents items in the personal collection of Rev. Leroy Chandler.
And his collection is extensive with everything from buttons to baseball cards.
The Santa Fe College Black Student Union and Student Life Services Sponsored the 3 day event.
Exhibit Coordinators say that everyone has something to learn from it just by stopping by.
Santa Fe College's, Kenneth Holmes, “I’ll like to say that Black History is American History and I think it’s very important that everyone sees this.”
Visitors can learn about the Middle Passage, Civil War, and Civil Rights Movement, as well as the African American role in military groups like the Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskeegee Airmen
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