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The roles of Jews in pre-Civil War Florida


Harry Green of the Amelia Island Museum of History will give “A Review of Jewish Influence in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South” with a focus on St. Augustine’s David Yulee, the first Jew to serve in the United States Senate, on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Campus Teaching Auditorium (C0116) of the St. Johns River State College, 2990 College Dr, St Augustine, Florida 32084. 

The event is sponsored by the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society as part of the quest to understand the roles played by local Jews in pre-Civil War Florida.

Yulee studied for the Florida Bar in offices on Aviles Street in St. Augustine under the supervision of future Florida Governor, Robert Raymond Reid. 

The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 626-5956 for best directions.


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