MLK @ The Frost - An Elegy to Rosewood
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum addresses issues of race, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and humanity to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and to enrich our community with new perspectives.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rosewood Massacre and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents An Elegy to Rosewood.
This groundbreaking exhibition will feature historic photographs and preserved heirlooms from Lizzie Jenkins’s family, who survived the massacre, as well as their story and tenacious desire to acknowledge this history.
The Rosewood Massacre was a weeklong, racially motivated attack on the rural Florida town of the same name in 1923. Ku Klux Klan members murdered Black Rosewood residents and burned the town to the ground during the first week of January. Those who survived were driven from the area permanently.
Join the opening reception and panel discussion on Wednesday, January 25th, at 3:00 p.m. The panel will assess the ramifications and dissemination of racial violence in Florida. The discussion will feature the Founder of The Real Rosewood Foundation, Lizzie Jenkins, and its Vice President, Pedro Jermaine, alongside Alexandra Cornelius, Ph.D., and Daniel Royles, Ph.D., FIU professors of history.
The exhibition will be on view from January 25th - April 16th, 2023. This event is sponsored by Florida Humanities; Humanities Edge; Knight Foundation; FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts; and FIU African and African Diaspora Studies.