The Forgotten Exodus: Hispanic Jews from the Islamic World
“The Forgotten Exodus: Hispanic Jews from the Islamic World” id a conversation between Dr. Henry Green, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami and Sephardi Voices’ Executive Director, and Hispanic members of the South Florida Sephardi community. Topics include the intersections of Jewish, Arab and Latin heritage within the Miami Sephardi community, the impact of this heritage on contemporary American-Jewish identity, and the importance of preserving these life
Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series -The African Diaspora Experience in Florida
An examination of Florida’s relationship with African descendants, from 1513 to the present has had a direct impact on the state’s growth. Topics include Florida maroons/black Seminoles, slavery, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement.
Desde la Inquisicion Espanola hasta Miami: Historias personales de Hispanos en Miami/ From the Spanish Inquisition to Miami: Personal Stories of Hispanics in Miami
Desde la Inquisicion Espanola hasta Miami: Historias personales de Hispanos en Miami/ From the Spanish Inquisition to Miami: Personal Stories of Hispanics in Miami, will be moderated by scholar Genie Milgrom and focus on Florida’s lesser- known Jewish history, the “Converso” community. Individuals who were born as Catholics but who have returned to their Sephardi-Jewish roots before the 1492 Spanish Inquisition through cultural and spiritual practice will tell of their
Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series-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.
Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series-Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman; was the founder of FDR’s “black cabinet;” served as president of the National Association of Colored Women; and founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women.
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