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Native American Land AcknowledgementBeginning in 2019 the St. Petersburg campus library began working with campus and community partners to create a lank acknowledgment for the St. Petersburg campus. After careful consideration and feedback from the Seminole tribe, whose ancestors lived on the land that is now our campus we came up with the following. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg wishes to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities who lived and took stewardship of this land. The university recognizes that this campus was built on the Indigenous homelands and resources of the Seminole, Miccosukee, and Tocobago people as well as their ancestors going back over 10,000 years. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from their territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous people still connected to this land on which we gather. This is a call for all of us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit. There will be programming in April 2021 for American Indian/Indigenous People’s week where the campus will unveil the land acknowledgment officially.
USF Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Physical Collections
Florida Humanities Project in Collaboration with USF Libraries
USF-St. Petersburg Library, who hosts this collection, Florida Humanities has created the African American History Archive. We present it here for your review and use. This robust compilation of information will deepen our knowledge of African American history and culture and by doing so, help us all understand the historic roots and current implications of racism, both overt and covert. Only by better understanding each other can a diverse and free nation thrive. https://floridahumanities.org/programs-publications/african-american-archive/