John G. Riley House
Marion McGee, assistant director of the Riley House Museum, toured the Riley House and talked about John Gilmore Riley, one of… read more
Marion McGee, assistant director of the Riley House Museum, toured the Riley House and talked about John Gilmore Riley, one of Tallahassee’s most prominent African American residents. The Riley historic home was constructed in 1890 and represents the thriving black neighborhood, known as Smokey Hollow, that once existed in what is just east of downtown Tallahassee. Its owner, John Gilmore Riley, who was born a slave, was emancipated at the age of nine, learned to read soon after, and eventually became a teacher.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Tallahassee, Florida, from February 16-20 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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