The African Diaspora Experience in Florida
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue:Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center
325 S. Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Organizer:Monica Drake Pierce
Join us at the Lake Wales Museum as we host Dr. Anthony Dixon, Founder and President of Archival and Historical Research Associates, LLC (AHRA), a public history company and Archivist and Assistant Professor of History at Bethune – Cookman University, as he presents “The African Diaspora Experience in Florida.” Dixon will discuss Florida’s relationship with African descendants unlike any other state. This relationship has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of the African diaspora. Professor Dixon discusses this relationship by utilizing both broad and specific topics from 1513 – to the present.
We are very excited to partner with Visit Central Florida, the Florida Humanities Council, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs to offer this program.