Florida Conversations:

1971 – 2021: 50 Years of School Desegregation in Hillsborough County


NOV., 2021


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST



In-person – TBHC

Virtual – Zoom and Facebook

Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Conversations, 50 years of School Desegregation, The Tampa Tribune front page August 31, 1972
Recount stories of brave leadership as schools were desegregated in Hillsborough County. This special Florida Conversations panel is moderated by
Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History, Tampa Bay History Center.
The panelists are:
Jeff Amos, M. A., business development manager of Mims Construction and member of Saturday Morning Breakfast Group; Hillsborough High School alumnus
Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil, chair of the Board of Directors of the Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area, Inc. and founder of the Black Youth for Peace and Power movement
Dr. Carolyn Hepburn Collins, chair, Jackson House Foundation
Dr. Barbara Shircliffe, professor, chair of USF Dept. of Educational and Psychological Studies; author of “The Best of That World: Historically Black High Schools” and “Crisis of Desegregation in a Southern Metropolis”

Florida Conversations is underwritten by the TBHC Endowment Fund at USF and co-sponsored by USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and the Tampa Bay History Center, with media support from WUSF Public Media.

Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook and in-person at the History Center. For more information, contact the History Center at 813.228.0097.