Lost History 3

Slavery and the Struggle for Freedom

Dr Andy Eisen March 16, 2021

Dr. Andy Eisen, co-director of the Community Education Project (CEP) and a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Stetson University, will share research on slavery and Indian removal in Volusia County conducted by incarcerated students.

After screening a brief documentary film, Unsilenced: Rewriting History from Prison, Dr. Eisen will address violent erasures of settler colonialism that shape the public understanding of this region, share stories of Black and indigenous people who lived, labored, and struggled for freedom in East Florida, and reflect on the radical potential of collaborative community-based public history research.

The exhibit created by incarcerated researchers was on display at the Enterprise Museum in February and March 2021. The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm. 

This event was made possible through a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council and the efforts of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance in parnership with Stetson University and Enterprise Museum.

Video of Dr. Eisen’s Presentation is available here

Story map can be found here  

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.