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TCC Library celebrates African American History Month with upcoming events

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 17, 2014) – In celebration of African-American History Month, the TCC Library will host a guest lecture on “Paradise Park: African-American Oasis in Central Florida” by TCC English professor Lu Vickers. The novelist and distinguished author on Florida history will discuss the history of Paradise Park, a segregated attraction in central Florida near Silver Springs.

The event will be on February 18 at 11:00 a.m. in room 265 of the library.

Also on February 18, the TCC Riley House Archive will be hosting an open house. The archive contains untold stories of Black Floridians' linkage to the legacy of the African Diaspora. Visitors will have access to documents, photographs, oral histories, books, periodicals, and other primary sources that will enhance the educational experience. The archive is a part of the John G. Riley House Museum, located in downtown Tallahassee. TCC’s partnership with the museum provides a collection of primary and secondary sources extremely useful for faculty and students interested in local African American history.

The open house will begin at 5:30 – 7 p.m. on the second floor of the TCC Library.

The following week, the TCC Library welcomes Andrew Skerritt, Florida A&M University professor of journalism, to speak and sign copies of his book “Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial, and the AIDS Epidemic in the South.”

Skerritt’s event will be on February 27 at 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the “Cultural Corner” on the first floor of the library. An informal reception and book signing will follow.

For more information about upcoming events at the library, contact Karen Doster at (850) 201-6194 or


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