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‘The Harlem of the South,’ other glimpses of Jacksonville’s past at the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.The Morning Show presented special live coverage from the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla called “Our History, Our Future” on Tuesday.

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Teaching Black history

The History Museum at The Ritz in LaVilla is filled with images and stories of African Americans, the struggles they faced and how they thrived against all odds.

But how many of those stories are taught in history books today?

Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene gave us an idea of what’s changed in terms of how we teach Black history in schools and how that’s different from 10 years ago and 50 years ago.

“A lot goes into teaching Black history. Our goal is to move it beyond February,” Greene said. “That Black history is American history. It needs to be integrated into our schools, in grades K-12.”

You can find more history by visiting the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla.

#OurHistoryOurFuture | The Morning Show brings you special live coverage “Our History, Our Future” from the Ritz History Museum in LaVilla. Tune in starting at 7a.m. on The Morning Show.

Posted by WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Black History Month Profile: Billy Daniels

Learn about William Boone Daniels, born and raised in Jacksonville, the first African American to run a television show and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Posted by Ritz Theatre and Museum on Friday, February 12, 2021

About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.