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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, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, 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.

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Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’ Environment by Dr. Peggy Macdonald

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Dr. Macdonald provides an overview of the life and legacy of the self-described "housewife from Micanopy," who in reality struggled to balance career and family with her husband, Archie Carr, a pioneering conservation biologist. For 35 years, Carr tirelessly led a coalition of citizen activists in the continuing battle to protect and restore the Ocklawaha River. To this day, this little-known river in the heart of central Florida remains blocked

Above and Beyond- JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

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Michael Tougias is a NY Times best-selling author who has written and co-authored 29 books. His presentation of the untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis speaks of the little known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by

Police Brutality and Confederate Imagery: The Black Freedom Struggle in One Florida County

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Dr. J Michael Butler shares a close examination of events in Escambia County in the 1970s that demonstrates how-and why-the struggle against segregation in Florida continued well after the Civil Rights movement ended in the 1960s. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the

Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers?

An examination of the perceptions of women in popular culture through the lens of comic books. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Brooksville Vision Foundation. 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.

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