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6/9/2020 Member News

The Florida Holocaust Museum's Weekly Virtual Program Schedule

Interact with the Museum this week virtually through Facebook

June 8, 2020 [St. Petersburg, FL] -- The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to announce the schedule for this week's Interactive Educational Series airing on the Museum's official Facebook page. This series runs on at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This is an interactive series and the Museum is encouraging the community to engage with the Museum online and send in questions.


On Tuesday, June 9th, at 1:00 p.m., The FHM will share a video testimony from Leon Jackson. Jackson is the last living member of the Courageous 12. The Courageous 12 were a group of black police officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department who took a stance against racism and injustice in the 1960s. In November 1968, Jackson was the first black officer assigned to the police van that investigated accidents. In spring of the following year, he became the city's first black officer assigned to an all-white neighborhood in northeast St. Petersburg. From 1:00-2:00 p.m., Jackson will be readily available to answer your questions and interact with you in real time on

On Wednesday, June 10th, at 1:00 p.m., The FHM will share never before seen footage of the 1968 St. Petersburg Sanitation Workers' Strike. This footage was donated to The FHM from the Silverberg Family. Jane Silverberg, of blessed memory, marched in the protest. From 1:00-2:00 p.m., The FHM's Director of Collections and Interpretation, Erin Blankenship, will be readily available to answer your questions and interact with you in real time on



On Thursday, June 11th, at 1:00 p.m., The FHM will feature content from our first-fourth grade Teaching Trunks that focus on the themes of "Different and the Same" and "Creating Community." Yara Lugo, The FHM's Associate Educator, will discuss how through character education we can educate young people about the concepts of mutual respect, fairness, identity, community, inclusion and how to respond to prejudice. She will present examples of videos and books about standing up to racism, antisemitism, and other forms of hatred. Under the guidance of educators, these resources can help young people understand moral and ethical behavior as they are building their own system of values. The FHM's Teaching Trunks are shipped free of charge to schools and Museum educators are ready to assist teachers with choosing the most appropriate content for their curriculum. From 1:00-2:00 p.m., Lugo will be readily available to answer your questions and interact with you in real time on

Additionally, please stay engaged with The FHM online through the Museum's virtual touronline curriculum, collections, Holocaust Survivor testimonies, and on its social media pages FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn

The Florida Holocaust Museum looks forward to announcing the reopening of the Museum. Please continue to visit for Museum updates.


About The Florida Holocaust Museum

One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit

Photos and credits

Leon Jackson.

The 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike.

The FHM's Teaching Trunks.