May 20, 2024

Florida Civil Rights Museum’s Jacqueline Perkins Receives 2024 Althemese Barnes Historical Preservation Service Award

by | FCRM News, List, Press Release

Tallahassee, FL, May 20th, 2024 – We are overjoyed to share some wonderful news from the Florida Civil Rights Museum family. Our beloved Ms. Jacqueline Perkins has been awarded the 2024 Althemese Barnes Historical Preservation Service Award by the United States Colored Troops. This heartfelt recognition honors Ms. Perkins’ unwavering dedication and tireless work in preserving and promoting African American heritage and civil rights history.

This awards ceremony was a moving celebration of Ms. Perkins’ significant efforts in historical preservation. Named after Althemese Barnes, a cherished figure in historic preservation, this award celebrates exceptional service and impact.
Ms. Perkins’ commitment ensures that the stories and legacies of African American soldiers and civil rights activists continue to inspire and educate future generations.
Ms. Perkins’ work with the Florida Civil Rights Museum has been transformative. Her passion for history and her dedication to education and community engagement have made her an irreplaceable part of our team and a beacon of inspiration for everyone who knows her.
Her work ensures that future generations will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices and contributions of those who fought for civil rights and social justice.
The United States Colored Troops’ recognition of Ms. Perkins highlights the importance of historical preservation and the ongoing efforts to honor and remember the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history. We are thrilled to celebrate this well-deserved honor with Ms. Perkins and look forward to her continued contributions to historical preservation and education.

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The Florida Civil Rights Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the civil rights movement in Florida. Through exhibits, educational programs, and community engagement, the museum aims to inspire and educate visitors about the struggle for civil rights and the ongoing efforts to achieve equality and justice for all.

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