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The African Diaspora Experience in Florida
April 9 @ 5:30 pm
Venue:Polk County History Center
100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Florida has a relationship with African descendants unlike any other state. This relationship has had a direct impact on the growth of Florida. Throughout each period of Florida history there is a significant presence of the African diaspora. During this engaging lecture, Professor Anthony Dixon discusses this relationship by utilizing both broad and specific topics from 1513 – to the present. Topics include: Florida Maroons/Black Seminole; Slavery in Florida; African Americans and Florida Reconstruction; and the Civil Rights Movement in Florida.
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.