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Florida Talks: Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida
February 22, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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, an MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.
The entrance to the library is located on the north side of the building. Parking is available on M Street, Lucerne Avenue, and at the PNC Bank.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Lake Worth. 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.
February 22, 2024 @ 7:00 pm -
February 22, 2024 @ 8:00 pm