Screening and Discussion: "Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots"
In the 1800s, Leon County was considered the heart of the cotton plantation belt in Florida. In 1860, there were 75 large area plantations with each one having at least 30 slaves. The documentary "Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots" will shed light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida. Produced and directed by FSU's Valerie Scoon, the film depicts the invisible history of slavery in Leon County. It attempts to trace the economic, social, and political effects of slavery on our community today.
WFSU will host a screening and panel discussion event as an opportunity to use the film as a catalyst for important community conversation.