Florida Conversations: The Life of Blanche Armwood

She was an educator, activist, and the first African-American woman in the state of Florida to graduate from law school. Learn about the legacy of Blanche Armwood this month during Florida Conversations. Fred Hearns, curator of Black history, joins Andrea Thompson, Spelman College Tampa Alumnae Chapter, and Joanna Tokley, an educator and former director of the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, to discuss Armwood’s life in Tampa.

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Florida Conversations is free and open to the public thanks to support from the Tampa Bay History Center’s endowment fund at the University of South Florida and USF Libraries. Additional support is provided by WUSF Public Media. This lecture series is recorded live and shared the following day on the History Center’s YouTube channel.