November 14, 2012, Dr. Larry Rivers Presents “Rebels and Runaways”

Published: July 5th, 2013

Category: Events Archive

November 14, 2012: Dr. Larry Rivers Presents “Rebels and Runaways”

On the evening of November 14, the University of Florida hosted Dr. Larry Rivers, President of Fort Valley State University, for a public program at Pugh Hall at 6 p.m. on his new book, “Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida.” The event featured a book signing, and President Rivers was also Hank Conner’s guest on the WUFT-FM program “Conner Calling” on November 9.

Dr. Rivers is an award-winning author of numerous books and essays on African American history, including “Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation.” Under his leadership, Fort Valley State University has risen to become one of the top-ranked Black Colleges in the United States and was recently ranked 9th among the top regional public colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


The public program was sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, George A. Smathers Libraries, UF African American Studies Program, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, Institute of Black Culture, UF Department of Anthropology, UF Office of the Provost, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, UF Speech and Debate Team, North Star Leadership Council and UF Black Graduate Student Organization.


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