Doors open at 6:45 pm with music and refreshments. A presentation by Prof. Anthony Dixon will follow at 7 pm: “Florida has a 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.” After the presentation there will be an audience Q/A.