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UF Community to Celebrate the Life and Work of Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn

On December 9 at 5:30 p.m., the UF community will gather virtually to remember the remarkable contributions that Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn made to her community and to society.

Hilliard-Nunn, a senior lecturer of African American Studies at the University of Florida, passed away in August after a career of teaching, scholarship and mentorship. Her research shined a light on historical injustices, and her relationships with students left a lasting mark on their lives.

The virtual celebration of her life, to be held on Zoom, will highlight memories from those who knew her best, along with tributes through music, dance and readings.

Dr. David A. Canton, director of the African American Studies program, will offer a greeting and closing remarks. Other reflections will be offered by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean David Richardson, her husband and UF Levin College of Law Professor Kenneth Nunn, Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center chair Vivian Filer, and other colleagues and friends. A video remembrance by Angela Wright, produced by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will be shown.

Those wishing to join the celebration can register here. A recording of the event will be made for those who are unable to attend.