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.
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The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. AugustineDelray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
Delve into Florida Black History for Black History Month as Dr. J. Michael Butler presents a fascinating program about the civil rights movement in St. Augustine that drew national attention when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited twice in 1964, sparking marches, arrests, and clashes between protesters and police on the tourist-lined beaches of St. Augustine. Local and national objectives complemented and contradicted each other in ways that affect race relations
Remembering Paradise ParkDelray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
Explore Florida Black History during Black History Month as Lu Vickers presents a fascinating program about the creation and history of Paradise Park. In 1949, during the Jim Crow era, Silver Springs' owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something unique: they created a place for African American tourists. Located downriver, they dubbed their creation "Paradise Park for Colored People" and put Eddie Vereen in charge. From 1949 to 1969,
Florida Food in the Golden Era of Women’s Page JournalismDelray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
For Women's History Month, learn about the time when women reporters were relegated to the "women's pages." Professor Kimberly Voss takes us on an enlightening tour of Florida food, drink, and women's journalism. Florida's women's pages — the only place for women in journalism in the 1950s and 1960s — were considered the best in the country. The women in these sections explained Florida food and drink as the state
English for Families at Delray Beach Public LibraryDelray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
The Delray Beach Public Library is hosting English for Families twice a week for five weeks from February 21 through March 30, 2023. The program includes interactive classes for adults and children that focus on developing English vocabulary and literary skills through strategic and fun story reading. Programming is designed to improve the language proficiency of individuals whose native language is not English by providing essential reading strategies needed for