Bilzin Sumberg’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Invite You to a Virtual Lecture on March 24th 2021!

Remembering the Past to Safeguard the Future: Drawing Lessons from Rosewood

In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a virtual lecture by Dr. Marvin Dunn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University, on the historical importance of the Rosewood Massacre of 1923. Drawing on his groundbreaking research on one of the most tragic racial incidents in Florida’s history, Dr. Dunn will recount the story of Rosewood, explore the ramifications of the events that transpired for the local African-American community in the years that followed, and discuss his search for the graves of the black victims of the 1923 massacre that destroyed the town.

DATE: Wednesday, March 24

TIME:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom registration is required.

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About Dr. Marvin Dunn: Dr. Marvin Dunn, a native Floridian, is Professor Emeritus and retired Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. Born during the Jim Crow era, he brings a perspective to black history that has been missed, distorted, and minimalized in the past. He co- authored “The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds” (1984), and authored “Black Miami in the Twentieth Century” (1997) and “A History of Florida Through Black Eyes” (2016). Dr. Dunn appears regularly on local and national television broadcasts, providing insight on race issues in America. He has been published in major newspapers, and he is a nationally respected scholar, author, historian, and community activist in race and ethnic relations. He lives in Miami Florida.