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Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: Florida Stories

Event Date:

February 15 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Organizer:

Joshua Whitfield
904-261-7378, ext. 102
joshua@ameliaisland.org

Program Description:

This multimedia program blends lively cross-cultural stories, research and discussion on coming of age with integration in ethnically diverse Florida in a 21st Century dialogue on race in a non-confrontational way. Drawing on an archive of over 125 oral histories of Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages as well as candid intergenerational video and audio interviews on race relations experiences, Dr. Oliver explores how far we’ve come and how progress can be made in a hopeful way that inspires our youth. As a creative kick-off for or wrap-up to a community event or series, this program is informative, entertaining and thought-provoking. Attendance is free for museum members with a suggested admission of $5.

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