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Council President Anna Brosche introduced legislation to the Jacksonville City Council to appoint a Task Force on Civil Rights History in February 2018, which was passed unanimously upon introduction. The Task Force undertook an in-depth review of Jacksonville's history with regard to events, persons, places, themes and causes related to America's civil rights movement and suggest ways that persons, places and events important to the national movement that have connections to Jacksonville can be properly recognized and explained for the education and benefit of all our local citizens and for visitors to Jacksonville who may be unaware of the City's important role in the civil rights movement.

The Task Force was formed of 27 citizens with experience and deep historical knowledge, a variety of valuable perspectives, and a keen interest in serving and carrying out its mission. 

The Task Force met from March 2018 through June 2018, and each member served on one or more of the four subcommittees set up to accomplish its mission; Finance; Marketing; Inventory; and Repository. This report is the summary of subcommittee recommendations and Jacksonville civil rights history timeline.

 

 
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