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Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida

December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Florida and Afro-Caribbean peoples have shared historical ties which were established when Ponce de Leon first arrived on the Florida shores. This presentation examines the history and unique characteristics and settlement patterns of Afro-Caribbean peoples who settled in Florida from the Spanish colonization period to the present. It covers some of the Spanish, English and French-speaking Caribbean islands and the significant contributions those groups have made to Florida’s cultural, economic, political, social, and environmental development.

Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology at Miami-Dade College. Since her retirement in 2016, she conducts lectures on Florida’s history, culture, diversity, and social justice. Lamarre earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Hunter College, a MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.

Admission and registration is required to attend. Lunch is included with admission. The center is located on the property of the Islander Resort, MM 82. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation. 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. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm -
December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Magdalena Lamarre, Educator and Scholar
Event Fee:
Event Registration Link:
Registration Link:

Event Contact:

Lisa Wojciechowski
(305) 922-2237

Event Venue:

Florida Keys History and Discovery Center
Venue Phone:
(305) 922-2237

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