Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating Black Heritage

Resources, collections, & events to commemorate Black history & heritage
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Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is a celebration of the contributions, achievements, and history of the Black community. It began as a week-long commemoration called Negro History Week, and was founded in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. … Continue Reading

Books Save Lives Award Reception

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event Thursday, February 4, 2021
access_time 2 p.m.

You are invited to the annual Books Save Lives Award Reception celebrating Janice Lynn Mather, 2021 award winner and author of Learning to Breathe.  Thursday, February 4th at 2 p.m. Hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams.  Please RSVP to receive login information on … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: How We Remember Woman Suffrage

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event Wednesday, March 17, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discusses the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s “Creating Icons” exhibit and what a 100-year-old collection can tell us about the woman suffrage movement and modern women’s activism. Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: Jackson House Update

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event Wednesday, February 17, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

Plans are now underway to transform Tampa’s only remaining African American boarding house, the Jackson House, into a museum and cultural center.  History Center curators Dr. Brad Massey and Rodney Kite-Powell, along with historian Fred Hearns, share plans for this historic downtown … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

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event Wednesday, January 20, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

In 1896, Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte fled the violence of Cuba’s war for independence and settled in Tampa. The Cuban-born lawyer and writer soon made his new home the focus of a work of “costumbrismo,” a Spanish-language literary genre built on closely … Continue Reading

Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

Celebrating Open Access Week 2020
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For the last ten years, academic and research communities have participated in a global event, Open Access Week, “to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to … Continue Reading

Matter of Pride: LGBTQ+ History in USF Special Collections

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month
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This article was originally published in June 2020 in celebration of Pride Month. It has been updated with additional resources for LGBTQ+ History Month.   In the LGBTQIA+ community, June represents the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, … Continue Reading