Presence/Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine

Over 450 years of Black history fill the streets of St. Augustine. Yet, the changing tides of history, colonial powers, and racial prejudices buried many of their stories. The experiences of Black St. Augustinians are vast and expansive and are a necessary part of U.S. history, as they have and continue to contribute to shaping this land and nation. Curated by Laura Marion and Casey Wooster with assistance from Antonette Jones.

Exhibit on display from July 15, 2022 through August 31, 2022 at Smathers Library Gallery on the 2nd floor, is open to the public during normal building hours.

Civil Rights marchers at the Plaza-de-la-Constitucion in St. Augustine, FL