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A. Quinn Jones, Black Education, and HBCUs

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

a quinn jones graduation photo from 1915

Florida is home to four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters University, Florida A&M University, and Florida Memorial University. The Matheson History Museum and A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center invite you to join them on Thursday, September 23, at 7:30pm at the Matheson History Museum to celebrate the life of A. Quinn Jones, a HBCU graduate, and the impact that HBCUs continue to have on our state and community.

The evening will begin with a performance by the Richard E. Parker Alumni Band. Speakers Wayne Fields, Dr. Desta Meghoo, and Carol Richardson will share about A. Quinn Jones, the history of Black education, and an inside look at HBCUs.

For the safety of staff and attendees, capacity will be limited to 50 people and masks are required. Admission is free but registration is required:

A virtual option via Zoom is available for those who cannot attend in person:


September 23
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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