Voting security on the First Coast
As misinformation spreads, local election officials are intensifying initiatives to educate voters. Worries about the security of elections in the United States have never been more prevalent than they are leading up to the 2024 presidential elections.
Tuesday night, join WJCT for a public discussion aimed at elucidating how voting works, featuring Duval Elections Supervisor Jerry Holland.
If you are interested in attending the event, you can find more information here.
- Lanelle Phillmon, president of the Jacksonville League of Women Voters.
- Jessica Palombo, WJCT news editorial director.
St. Benedict the Moor schoolhouse
Two nuns from the local convent, the Sisters of St. Joseph, are on a mission to restore the historic St. Benedict the Moor schoolhouse in St. Augustine. These nuns have a unique connection to the school, where, in the past, their fellow sisters were arrested for teaching Black children during segregation. This act of defiance occurred in 1916, breaking a state law that prohibited white people from teaching in Black schools.
If you want to find how you can help with this mission, contact Phyllis Croucher at email@example.com.
- Jessica Clark, St. Augustine bureau reporter and anchor at First Coast News.
- Frank Castillo, chief financial officer at St. Joseph Neighborhood Center.
- Sister Kathleen Carr, Sisters of St. Joseph.
- Thomas “TJ” Jackson, a former student at St. Benedict the Moor School.
In honor of Library Lovers Day, the Jacksonville Public Library is organizing a Lit Chat on Tuesday featuring the internationally bestselling author renowned for the captivating Jacksonville Rays series. Emily Rath, an author in the genres of romance and fantasy, joins us today to tell us about tomorrow’s event.
You can find more information here.