Join us at Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center on Sunday, February 12, 2023 from 12:00am-3:00pm for Anna Murray Douglass: Brunch in the Museum.
The event is celebrating the unveiling of the newest LMCC exhibit, ‘1838-1890 : A Brief Exposé on African American History in St Augustine’. Focusing on the African American story in St Augustine from 1838-1890, the exhibit covers topics ranging from Florida Statehood through the Post-Reconstruction Era. That includes a look at Frederick Douglass’s time in St. Augustine and African American fashion post Civil War.
Anna Murray Douglass – Frederick Douglass’s wife of 44 years – was an abolitionist, emancipator and businesswoman in the mid-19th century. Her legacy is an often overlooked, but a very important part of American history.
Special guests Lana Turner – Chair of The Literary Society of New York City – and celebrated designer Cassandra Bromfield who bring the story of Anna Murray Douglass to life – are the special guests.
Learn how the power of stitchery helped Frederick Douglass reach freedom and how the often-overlooked Anna helped build his enduring legacy. Together, Lana and Cassandra were recently featured in the New York Times for their recreation of Anna’s famed plum wedding dress, which will also be on display.
Seating is limited. Advance purchase required.
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Presented by The Woman’s Exchange, in partnership with The Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, The St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Augustine Historical Society. The event is part of Black History month.