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.

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What Kind of Ancestors Do You Want to Be?: Sea Level Rise and Heritage Sites in Florida

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

New weather patterns, larger storms, and rising sea levels are challenging communities and transforming conventional thinking. Archaeologists document the shifting seascape's destruction of archaeological and historical sites and offer long-term perspectives on human adaptation and maladaptation to environmental changes. This presentation is global in scope and includes Floridian archaeological perspectives. Uzi Baram is a Professor of Anthology and founding Director of the Public Archaeology Lab at New College of Florida.

Race and War: Race Relations in Tampa During World War II

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

Pearl Harbor served as a siege gun in the history of modern Tampa. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Tampa was a southern city of 108,000 inhabitants. A rigid line defined race relations, but the war launched the first massive struggle for freedom and justice across the Deep South and America. African-American ministers and teachers and soldiers and civilians launched a Double-V campaign: war against totalitarianism and a war against

The Ocoee Florida Massacre

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

Ocoee is a small town in west Orange county first settled in the 1850s. On November 2, 1920, July Perry and Mose Norman, both of whom were Black, attempted to vote at the local polling stations. However, the Klu Klux Klan attacked and killed multiple Black citizens of the town. This presentation investigates the political and racial circumstances around the massacre and how it applies to Ocoee today. Dr. Vincent

Racial Subordination and the Meaning of Democracy

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

After the Civil War, Florida's leaders enacted new schemes to prevent Black families from exercising the right to vote. Through the law, Black Floridians the undoing of the promise of emancipation. Dr. David Ponton III explores what historical and contemporary acts of racial power in Florida and beyond teaches about the meaning of the law, the limits of democracy, and the grand significance of Black Americans' long struggle for civil

Politicking Politely: Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

This presentation with Dr. Kimberly Voss includes the relatively unknown stories of six important women who laid the foundation for improving women's equality in the U.S. While they largely worked behind the scenes, they made a significant impact. In the group are two female political operatives who worked behind the scenes along with several female journalists who also worked within the government to advance women's rights during the 1950s through

The Act that Ruined America, and How to Fix It

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

A little known and rarely discussed bit of 1920s congressional legislation is at the core of what so many decry as disfunction in American governance. Dr. Philip Levy looks at the law and ways to change it in this presentation. Parking is available onsite. Refreshments will be served. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center on March 23, 2024.

Contemporary Challenges to Im/migrant Rights

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa, Florida

Dr. Elizabeth Aranda's presentation discusses the current political climate engulfing immigrants' lives, challenging their rights to work, obtain health care, travel, to worship in the community, and carry on with their everyday lives. Recent lies, instilling fear in immigrant communities have led some to leave the state. This presentation discusses the implications of these laws. Parking is available on-site. Refreshments will be served. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy

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