Florida Talks Presents: Powerful Doctoring Women

Grannies and midwives were powerful “doctoring women” who provided the foundation of healthcare for enslaved African Americans in Florida. Listen, learn, taste, smell, and touch as one such woman named Pearl shares the plants and herbs that kept enslaved Africans healthy on the Bellamy plantation, presented by Dr. Martha Bireda. Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta

Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations- New Narratives for Our Time

Join author, oral historian, media producer, and recording artist Dr. Kitty Oliver for a thought-provoking, entertaining evening of historical storytelling, research, and music looking at the complexities of race relations in the U.S. from a variety of cultural perspectives. This presentation will also feature a Race and Change Intergenerational Chat with special guest, community historian Emmanuel George, exploring what elders and younger people can teach and learn from each other

The Post-Pandemic Futures of Latin Nations

This open forum, led by Nova Southeastern University faculty Dr. G. Nelson Bass and Dr. Ransford Edwards, along with Drs. Sallie Hughes and Calla Hummel, researchers with the University of Miami’s COVID Observatorio Project, will be a constructive dialogue on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latin American politics and economies. This program is funded in part by a Humanities Centers Grant through Florida Humanities in partnership with Nova

Testimonio: Creative Writing Workshop

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Yvette Fuentes and Professor Emeritus Kate Waites lead a creative writing workshop focusing on authentic memoirs based on immigrant and migrant stories, informed by the Latin American narrative tradition of witnessing. This program is partially funded through a Humanities Center Grant by Florida Humanities in partnership with Nova Southeastern University Center for the Humanities.

Old Davie Virtual Classroom Presents “Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition” with Bob Stone

The Old Davie Virtual Classroom brings free opportunities for the community to learn more about the unique stories of Davie, Broward County and Florida from home! This virtual presentation with photographer and folklorist Bob Stone will explore and celebrate the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state. As the first event in the series, the Old Davie School Historical Museum will also hold a Live Watch Party

Oh, Florida!

Join us for this live online presentation with Craig Pittman, a native Floridian, an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but lately, it has gotten the reputation of being the Punchline State.

Mary McLeod Bethune in the Sunshine State

Join Ashley Robertson Preston, Ph.D. , as she tells of how Mary McLeod Bethune’s arrival in Daytona Beach, FL would aid in the changing of FL history. At the turn of the 20th century, Mary McLeod Bethune arrived in Daytona Beach with $1.50, looking to start a school. She overcame institutionalized racism, Ku Klux Klan threats and the ills of segregation to establish what is now Bethune-Cookman University, changing the

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