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6:00 pm

Florida Soul Music Heritage

February 28 @ 6:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

Though we usuallly thinnk of Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans, Florida has a rich soul history that's gone largely unnoticed. Florida Soul author John Capouya chronicles the heritage of soul music in Florida, from Ray...

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Florida’s Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad

February 28 @ 6:00 pm
Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221 United States

Angola was a community of freedom seekers that in the 1810s was located between the Manatee River and Sarasota Bay. It was a place of refuge and peace until it was destroyed in a massive...

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6:45 pm

St. Johns Reads: Book Discussion

February 28 @ 6:45 pm
Southeast Branch Lirbary, 6670 US 1 South
Saint Augustine, FL 32086 United States

All are invited to join in the discussion of this year's St. Johns Reads Selection, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Before We Were Yours is a story told from dual viewpoints: a 12...

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7:00 pm

Remembering Paradise Park

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Chidsey Library, 701 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

In 1949, during the days of Jim Crow, when African Americans did not have access to many of the nation's recreation areas, Silver Springs' owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something no other Florida...

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Exhibitions

The North Miami Project

Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
Miami, FL

The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.

The Sage Project Phase II

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.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Havana, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.