Yesterday evening, UWF Historic Trust leadership was made aware of T.T. Wentworth Jr.’s role as a leader in the Ku Klux Klan.
This documentation was part of a recently acquired collection of more than 7,500 items. The Trust is currently curating, identifying, researching and filing this collection.
The Trust is actively investigating the appropriate process and approvals required to rename the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. The museum was named in 1988 by Florida Gov. Bob Martinez. The Trust acquired the museum in 2001, when the Trust became a direct support organization of the University of West Florida.
UWF Historic Trust strongly condemns racism and hate and is firmly committed to an accurate and inclusive interpretation of Northwest Florida’s history