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African and African-American Contributions to American Culture

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

African and African-American Contributions to American Culture

In this presentation, Dr. Bireda examines the many contributions enslaved Africans and African Americans have made to American culture. Traditional culture retentions survived the Middle Passage and have influenced present-day American culture. This presentation provides surprising and previously untold facts about the impact of African and African American culture upon American culture as a whole. The library’s seating capacity is limited. Please register by calling 941-764-5562 or visiting the registration link.

Dr. Martha Bireda is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. For over twenty-five years, she was a consultant and trainer for issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class for school districts, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. She is the author of A Time for Change: How White Supremacy Ideology Harms All Americans, released in September 2022, The Womb Rebellion, and is a monthly contributor to wsimag.org.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Port Charlotte Library Association. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 21 @ 5:00 pm -
March 21 @ 6:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Director of Blanchard House Museum
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Event Venue:

Port Charlotte Library
2280 Aaron St
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
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