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Making Chief Osceola: The Abolitionists and the Rise of an American Myth
March 30 @ 10:00 am
Venue:Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N. Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
This talk explores how Osceola became a national phenomenon after his death in the nineteenth century. It includes an overview of the war as well as a discussion of Osceola’s place in the Second Seminole War. The talk then turns to a discussion of the debates that occurred in the United States over Indian wars, Indian removal, and their connections to American slavery. In this context, we learn about how Osceola has been remembered and misremembered since his capture and death. Special attention is paid to the role of anti-war and abolitionist activists in promoting and fabricating a series of enduring myths about him.
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.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.