Site for Alachua County’s Civil Rights Museum

Alachua County’s Civil Rights Hub

Mount Carmel was the hub for all of the activities of the civil rights movement in the Gainesville area after my father moved here and became president of the NAACP. Meetings were held weekly and often, sometimes two and three times a week…Many high profile people came in and spoke, some from around the state, and it just was a period in time where black people were strategizing and trying to figure out how to get their liberties and how to move forward in a non-violent way.[1]

[1]   Tinker, Cleveland, “Old Mount Carmel Church designated a Historic Site, Gainesville Sun, September 18, 2013.

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