829 N. Davis St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Located in Jacksonville's historic La Villa neighborhood and serving as a cultural institution since 1999, the Ritz Theatre and Museum’s permanent collection features the history of Northeast Florida's African American community. Home of James Weldon Johnson and the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing", Jacksonville's LaVilla community was once known as the "Harlem of the South".
The Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville,FL, will present "Word, Shout, Song:Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language", September 12-December 31, 2013. This exhibit, from the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, traces the cultural links between Gullah Geechee communities in the Southeastern US coastal states and West African countries from which enslaved people were transported.
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