During conversations with her 84-year-old father, Salih Izzaldin, Marshelle Berry discovered details of the abuse he endured during time spent in the Florida Industrial School for Boys (later renamed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys). Concealing distressing memories, Salih suffered in silence for decades. Marshelle recorded her father’s heart-wrenching firsthand account of how he managed to stay alive through the ordeal and how numerous boys died while on campus. With the information she gathered, she subsequently published the book, It Still Hurts: My Father’s Painful Account of Survival at the Florida Industrial School for Boys.
In this program, Marshelle will discuss the circumstances surrounding her father being sentenced to the infamous institution, the horrible atrocities that took place at the facility, and why she feels it is important to document oral history.
This session is free and open to the public. Pre-register to receive a reminder. For more information contact Stephanie Race at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-827-6950.