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Celebrating Black History Month

Posted at 7:46 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 08:35:14-05

FORT MYERS, Fla – This February, Fox 4 will be celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting some of the most influential African Americans in Southwest Florida history.

To kick off that celebration, we stopped by The Lee County Black History Society for a sneak peek at its newest exhibit, and a look at all of the history the museum has to offer.

The newest exhibit is called African American Musicians in Art Form and displays more than two dozen vinyl records, along with other items that showcase African American music through the decades.

The exhibit is in addition to several year-round exhibits on display at The Williams Academy Museum, which was actually the first government-funded black school in Fort Myers.

Inside, there are several displays that you can experience for yourself. The museum is open for tours Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment only.

Throughout February, Fox 4 will be working with The Lee County Black History Society to bring you inspiring stories of influential African Americans who've made history in Southwest Florida.