The goal of the The 20th of May: The History and Heritage of Florida’s Emancipation Day Digital History Project is to create a content-rich, engaging website documenting nearly 160 years of the history and culture stemming from the celebration of the 20th of May, Florida’s Emancipation Day, holiday, while also documenting the unfolding of emancipation in Florida in the aftermath of the US Civil War. This project seeks to provide authoritative and easily accessible documentation and interpretation of the 20th of May holiday celebrations in Florida.


May 20th Florida Emancipation Project Partners

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.