HISTORIC EATONVILLE TIMELINE
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO
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ABOUT SCOT FRENCH, PH.D.
Dr. Scot French is an Associate Professor of History, Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research, and Director of Public History at the University of Central Florida. He is author of The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory(Houghton Mifflin, 2004) and has published extensively on African American history and sites of memory. A film based on his research, “That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town,” won Audience Favorite, Best Short Documentary, at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival. Since 2018 he has curated three exhibits on Zora Neale Hurston’s ties to Central Florida and published a peer-reviewed article, “Social Preservation and Moral Capitalism in the Historic Black Township of Eatonville, Florida,” in Change Over Time. He is a member and chair of the ZORA! Festival’s Academics Committee, and local organizer for its 2021 Afrofuturism conference at UCF’s downtown campus.
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