Created Equal | Stretching Toward Freedom

Airdate: June 24, 2021 The 6th event in the annual “Created Equal” series — offered by Leon County and The Village Square with support from Florida Humanities (including facilitation by Keith Simmons) features prominent historians marking this momentous history and considering how we continue to stretch toward freedom today.  The panel included Florida A&M University’s Dr. Larry Rivers, University of Florida’s Dr. Paul Ortiz, and the founding director of John G. Riley

The Gulf and The Eagle

The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth-largest body of water in the world. While also a critical space for commercial activity, the gulf also serves as the home for a host of bird and wetland species. Jack E. Davis, Professor of History and Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida, will share how the Gulf of Mexico plays an integral part of the nation’s environmental story.

Dr. Nashid Madyun

Florida Humanities is pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Dr. Nashid Madyun. We know you will all enjoy getting to know him as much as we have and we look forward to implementing some exciting new programs and initiatives under his leadership. Nashid first realized the importance of museums when he learned more about the history of his hometown of Helena, Arkansas. "The town has a really rich cross-section

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, by Sharon Austin. Sharon Austin, a panel participant, explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an influx of black immigrants—she surveyed more than two thousand African Americans, Cape Verdeans, Haitians, and West Indians. Get the book at SUNY

Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

Florida's Minority Trailblazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government, by Susan MacManus. In this book, Susan MacManus recounts the stories of minority men and women of both major American political parties who served in office in Florida following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Get the book at University Press of Florida