Author Topic: Communities big and small vying to be home of Florida Museum of Black History  (Read 11832 times)

thelakelander

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That's my fear with this one.

At least if the St. Augustine site is selected, it sounds like a financially struggling private HBCU (Florida Memorial) will at least make some money off the sell of the land.

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Action News reporting that St. Johns County was selected to host the Florida Black History Museum by a 5-4 vote.

Included is a prospective rendering:

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FAMU sent me and other alumni the concepts for all three finalist earlier this week, requesting us to provide our review input on each site. While I didn't have time to offer an opinion, I did glance at the proposals out of curiosity. From what I can tell, it appears that the St. Johns County site shifted to a different location instead of Florida Memorial's old campus site. I wonder what was the reason for the shift?

Also, the Orlando Sentinel had an article a few days about about the selection process. They were accusing a representative from NE Florida as being pretty biased in their scoring of each site. As a result, what they believed should have been ahead of the others (Eatonville) was drawn back into the pack.
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