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Museum Highlights Local History-Makers

By: Bailey Myers Email
By: Bailey Myers Email

By: Bailey Myers
September 27th, 2013

Tallahassee FL- Residents in Tallahassee who helped make history-- through integration in public schools-- are now having their stories told.

The Riley Center and Museum held its grand opening for their new "Young, Gifted and Black" exhibit. It features the pictures of and biographies of the first black students to be apart of the integration movement in Leon County.

Diane Barber with the Riley Center and Museum explained, "We want to bring there story and show how they felt and how they were able to integrate the schools in our place where we live."

The exhibit will remain open for the next few months. Museum officials said anyone interested in learning about how people in Leon County shaped history-- then they should stop by and read about these previous students.


By: Bailey Myers
September 27, 2013

Leon County, FL - Young people who helped make history are now being acknowledged for at the Riley Museum in Tallahassee.

Today marked the grand opening of the exhibit the "Young, Gifted and Black" which tells the stories of many of those who were the first to start the integration process.

Anyone can walk around and learn what these students went through to learn here in Leon County.

The exhibit will be open for the next 3 months.


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