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Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines: 100 Years of Black Voter Suppression
October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
From the violent and fatal 1921 election riots in Ocoee through modern redistricting issues, this presentation explores voter suppression in Florida over 100 years and the prime figures in the struggle for full and equal access to the polls.
James Abraham is a former journalist who now edits and publishes books. His Book-Broker Publishers, which he founded in 2004, has produced and edited more than 500 books in a variety of genres. Abraham is a writing coach, critic, and lecturer. He has conducted the longest-running race relations class in Charlotte County. A graduate of Oberlin College, Abraham is the author of Century: A People’s History of Charlotte County.
Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 4 p.m. Donations are accepted. Refreshments will be available. This program will be held following the NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon and Awards Celebration featuring John Winton, past AAMP president as the Master of Ceremonies and guest speaker Senator Rosalind Osgood, Florida State District 32. Call 516-413-5899 for tickets. If you do not have a ticket for the luncheon, please arrive no earlier than 3:30 p.m. for the program.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the African American Cultural Society. 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.
October 14 @ 4:30 pm -
October 14 @ 6:00 pm