Florida Humanities Speakers Directory

2021 Florida Humanities Speakers Directory

Engaging Speakers, Compelling Topics, and Thought-provoking Discussions

Welcome to the Florida Humanities’ Speakers Directory, a curated collection of the Sunshine State’s best and brightest experts, scholars, journalists, folklorists and more, poised to bring engaging presentations and conversations right to your local community.

Florida Humanities is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Partnering with nonprofit organizations across the state, Florida Humanities funds a wide variety of grants and public programming that explores Florida’s rich history and culture.

How to use this directory:

Using this directory, organizations can connect with these experts to bring a wide variety of compelling humanities programming to their community.  Speakers can engage the public is several ways:

Florida Talks

Speakers may be asked to give a program for one of our Florida Talks partners. Florida Talks offers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host informative and thought-provoking presentations across the state.

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Community Project Grants

Speakers may be contacted to participate as a scholar, presenter, or panelist for a Florida Humanities-funded Community Project Grant. These grants support a variety of humanities programming based on the specific needs of a community.

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Museum on Main Street

Speakers may be asked to give a program that complements the theme of one of our Museum on Main Street exhibits. These exhibits travel to small and underserved communities and explore a variety of humanities topics.

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Please Note: Speakers on this directory have agreed to a capped speaking fee of no more than $300 for a Florida Humanities-funded event. This fee does not include travel, so be sure to discuss those details as you plan your event.

2021 Speakers Directory

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Tameka Hobbs

Historian, Author
Contact Phone:: 305-912-5332

Biography

About the speaker

Tameka 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 Available

Strange Fruit in Florida

Florida’s painful history of racial violence, highlighted by civil rights activist Harry T. Moore’s fight against lynching and the Ku Klux Klan that led to his death in a bombing of his home. “Strange Fruit” refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South.

Notes

Program format(s) available:

  • In-person
  • Virtual

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