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Remembering Paradise Park

Remembering Paradise Park

Explore Florida Black History during Black History Month as Lu Vickers presents a fascinating program about the creation and history of Paradise Park. In 1949, during the Jim Crow era, Silver Springs’ owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something unique: they created a place for African American tourists. Located downriver, they dubbed their creation “Paradise Park for Colored People” and put Eddie Vereen in charge. From 1949 to 1969, the former Silver Springs boat captain ran one of the most popular places for African Americans to visit. This event will be conducted live on Zoom. Free; please register. The Zoom ID will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation. You may view the Zoom event on your device, or you are welcome to join us at the Library where the Zoom event will streamed in the auditorium. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and Delray Beach Public Library.

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, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Events Details:

Date/time: February 22 @ 6:30 pm
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Presented By:

Lu Vickers, Author and Historian

Event Fee:


Event Type:

Combination of in-person and virtual/online

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Isabella Rowan
(561) 266-9490

Venue Information:

Event Venue:

Delray Beach Public Library
100 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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