Revisiting The Civil Rights Era in Tallahassee Through the Lens of The Nickel Boys

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
6:00 PM
Heritage Museum at Dodd Hall

Reception sponsored by AARP from 6:00pm-6:30pm
Panel Discussion starts at 6:30pm


DR. MAXINE MONTGOMERY, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English, will moderate the discussion with panelists representing a diversity of viewpoints surrounding the modern Civil Rights Movement and the implications of that era as featured in The Nickel Boys. To help prepare the community for Colson Whitehead’s February 9 Opening Nights public lecture, this panel will highlight connections to our local community and offer insight into the author’s literary process.


  • DR. REGINALD ELLIS – FAMU Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Research and Associate Professor of History
  • VALERIE SCOON – FSU Film, Director of Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots
  • PROFESSOR RAVI HOWARD – FSU English Professor and Word of South Featured Author
  • PASTOR DEREK STEELE – Son of the late Tallahassee Civil Rights Activist Reverend C. K. Steele

Event Parking

Parking can be found in the Diffenbaugh lot off Jefferson Street.

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