MLK Day Panel Discussion Event to Share Stories

Moderator Neil Frink.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society will present a panel discussion titled “Stories From Our Past: From Segregation to Integration.” The program will take place on Jan. 15, 2024, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at 7:00 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History at 233 S. Third St. The Fernandina Beach Bicentennial Committee sanctions the program.

The moderator for the panel discussion will be Neil Frink, whose family has been in Fernandina since before the city’s incorporation in 1825. The panelists include Wanda Blue, Erving Gilyard, Garry Jones, and Wendy Wells, who grew up during the Civil Rights era and represent families that have lived in Fernandina and Nassau County for generations.

During the event, the panelists will share stories of their upbringing, the individuals who helped them along the way, and the challenges they faced during a time of great change. We look forward to an insightful and thought-provoking discussion.

The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.