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African and African-American Contributions to Culture

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

This presentation focuses on contributions to medicine, health, and wellness. Registration is required to attend, but admission is free.

Dr. Martha Bireda is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. For over 25 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

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Largo Library. 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, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 23 @ 6:30 pm -
February 23 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Sarah Haney
(727) 587-6715 ext. 2508

Event Venue:

Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr
Largo, FL 33771 United States
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Venue Phone:
(727) 587-6715 ext. 2508

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