On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the Manasota Branch of ASALH held a special presentation, at the North Sarasota Public Library, on the Mark Mitchell Collection of African American Artifacts. The collection consists of over 4,000 pieces and dates back to the 17th Century.
Mark Mitchell (pictured) gave the presentation. He brought with him some representations of his collection.
Pictured in the photo is Carol Buchanan (member and host of the event), Mark Mitchell and Mark Jackson.
Mark Mitchell currently resides in Sarasota and is searching for a local venue to place his collection on permanent display.