Family Heritage House at SCF to Host Author Marvin Dunn

(Bradenton, Fla., May 22, 2013) — The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a presentation by Dr. Marvin Dunn, retired chairman of the Florida International University Department of Psychology, at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Dunn, a Florida native, will discuss his experience leading an archeological dig at Rosewood, Fla., the site of a racially motivated massacre in 1923, and his new book, "The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence."

In his book, he symbolizes racial violence and hatred as "The Beast," which terrorizes the nation between the Civil War and the civil rights movement. He chronicles the race riots and murders that happened in Florida, and how they forever altered the lives of people in both black and white communities.

Dunn has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday and evenings by appointment. For more information, call the Family Heritage House Museum at 941-752-5319 or email

The Family Heritage House Museum is located on the south side of the SCF Bradenton Library near the 60th Avenue West entrance. Maps and directions are online at

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