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Strange Fruit in Florida

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dr. Tameka Hobbs is the second Florida Scholar in the virtual educational series presented by the IR CARES Social Justice Initiative and hosted by the Center for Spiritual Care. Dr. Hobbs will speak on Strange Fruit in Florida. “Strange Fruit” refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South. Dr. Bradley Hobbs is an Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History for Florida Memorial University, the only Historically Black University in South Florida. She is the author of “Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida” (2015; University Press of Florida). Dr. Hobbs was the founding president of the South Florida Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH). She also serves as facilitator and curriculum designer for the South Florida People of Color, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating racism through education and advocacy. Programs are free and open to the public. Register at centerforspiritualcare.org

This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Center for Spiritual Care. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 8 @ 11:00 am -
February 8 @ 12:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Tameka Hobbs, Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Virtual/Online
Event Registration Link:
Click here to register

Event Contact:

Laura Kelley
Phone:
(772) 332-4969
Email:
kelleylaura@yahoo.com

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