Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some events have been cancelled or postponed. We are working to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Exp


The Historical Society of Avon Park hosts author James Abraham to present “The Fighting Baileys: Florid’as Black Military Experience”. During World War II and Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas. Yet, the family received no acclaim for over fifty years for their exploits. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers’ struggles in a Jim Crow south speak to the hidden and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans in their place in the military. James Abraham is a former journalist who now edits and publishes books. His Book-Broker Publishers, which he founded in 2004, has produced and edited more than 500 books in a variety of genres. Abraham is a writing coach, critic, and lecturer. He has conducted the longest-running race relations class in Charlotte County. A graduate of Oberlin College, Abraham is the author of Century: A People’s History of Charlotte County. Registration is not required. There is no admission fee to attend this event. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Avon Park. 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 26 @ 3:00 pm


Presented By:

James Abraham, Author

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:



Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Nancy Fisk
Phone:
(813) 482-4868
Email:
nfisk1949@gmail.com

Event Venue:

Avon Park Community Center
310 W Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825 United States
Phone:
(813) 482-4868
www.avonparkhistoricalsociety.com

www.avonparkhistoricalsociety.com



has been added to the cart. View Cart