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Ritz Theater and Museum


Jacksonville, FL

The visitors walked through their own history experiencing life as it was and felt proud about life as it is now. Proun Exhibit Design and Consulting is an amazing storyteller.

From the conceptual planning to design, your team was sensitive to the history, patient with the archival and photographic search creating a phenomenal experience developing this exhibition. Mr. Danemayer, your leadership, management and integrity produced the exhibit with the highest quality. Everything was completed on time and within budget making this project seamless.

Carol J. Alexander
Executive Director
Ritz Theater and Museum

Exhibit Design: Proun Design, LLC
Content Development: Sarah Morris
Fabrication: 1220 Exhibits Inc.
Size: 3,000sf
Budget: $75k
Opened: 2011

African American Sports in Jacksonville, 1900-1975

During the era of segregation, Jacksonville’s black community developed high school sports programs with far-reaching impact. Challenged and nurtured by their coaches and supported by the community, Jacksonville athletes not only went on to fill the ranks of college and professional teams, but also became leaders in the fields of education, civic service, business, and countless other professions.

Bold graphics and banners complement displays of sports memorabilia such as "Bullet" Bob Hayes' running shoes from the 1964 olympics and Eugene Bakers' drum major uniform. Newspaper clippings, photos, and year books collected from the community are featured in scrapbooks that anchor the exhibit themes. A PBS Tribute to Coaches and other media, bring to life the nostalgia of this proud chapter in Jacksonville's history.


Cultural Heritage Preservation Award, 2011

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