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Freedom Seekers at the Manatee River and Florida’s Underground Railroad
August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Venue:Manatee Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Angola was a community of freedom seekers that in the 1810s was located between the Manatee River and Sarasota Bay. It was a place of refuge and peace until it was destroyed in a massive slave raid in 1821. What were the events that brought the freedom seekers to the Manatee River? What happened to those who were captured, and those who escaped? Heritage professional Sherry Svekis will share the story of how the evidence for Angola was compiled by historians and archaeologists, leading to its recognition as a National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Jun 28, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Historic Thomas Center
Synchronica :: Framing Time, is an exhibition of 150 photo self-portraits and peer-portraits of young adults made in the same, broad place and ‘moment in time’: Gainesville, Florida 2019.