African American Politics by Sharon Austin

Join us for a presentation by Sharon Austin that examination of the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art and History Museum. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities

Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History Through Art by Mallory O’Connor

“Look” for Florida in this lecture of the many eccentric images that tell the story of our state. Strangers in a Strange Land explores Florida’s art history and rich visual mythology. These images span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists and the equally flamboyant narratives centered on our state. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Key West Art

Virtual Book Club on Black Motherhood and Health

Join the Florida International University’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for a lively, virtual discussion of Dr. Dana-Ain Davis’s book “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth”. A free copy of the book is available to all participants. Let’s read together and share our thoughts on this critical topic! This program is funded in part by a Humanities Centers Grant through Florida Humanities in partnership with Florida International University.

Hidden History of Florida by James Clark

Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida by James Clark. This trip will leave listeners with a new

Presidents in Florida by James Clark

George Washington had nothing but trouble with Florida. Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Three men came to Florida to fight and ended up in the White House. Franklin Roosevelt was nearly assassinated before he could be inaugurated and quick thinking by a Secret Service agent saved John Kennedy’s life in Florida. Herbert Hoover learned about Al Capone and Warren G. Harding

Slavery and the Struggle for Freedom in East Florida

Dr. Andy Eisen will present lecture and exhibit of slavery, Indian removal and resistance in Volusia County. Created by incarcerated researchers as Stetson University’s Community Education Project. Presented by the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance as part of the River to Sea Nature and History Corridor project supported by a grant from Florida Humanities. This Lecture is part of the Lost History Week from March 15 – 21 that includes lectures, exhibits and a virtual tour. No charge for this event but advance registration is required.

The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program that did not accomplish its goals-the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA. This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects.

Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida

This program will examine the migration and settlement patterns of the various Afro-Caribbean peoples who made Florida their home and their contributions to its history and culture. This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program in partnership with the Key West Art & Historical Society.

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