Beach Erosion

The African American Cultural Society hosts Carmello Morales, a stormwater engineer for the City of Palm Coast, for a discussion on the 426 miles of Florida’s shoreline that are critically eroded and threatened upland development. Parking is free onsite. Registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration

What’s Mine of Wilderness? A Reading and Conversation

Together with guest editor Chad B. Anderson, Burrow Press is hosting a virtual reading and conversation with contributors to the Burrow Press Review’s special issue, “What’s Mine of Wilderness?” Featuring Gardiner Brown, Ariana Francesca, Kyo Padgett, Wilson Peden, Shannon Pulusan & Jane Satterfield, the writers will read poetry and prose from this special issue, discuss aspects of the themes explored in each piece, and engage in audience Q&A. “What’s Mine

Fixed Stars Book Launch

Join Burrow Press for the launch of Marisa Siegel’s poetry collection, Fixed Stars. In this collection, Siegel investigates the in-between: windows, porches, drawers, bedrooms, and basements are portals to examine how language shapes and is shaped, and to what ends. Siegel’s poems take readers on a lush voyage through trauma and toward the reestablishment of hope. Celebrate the release of Fixed Stars with readings by an all-star lineup of poets

7000-Year-Old Discoveries: Manasota Key Archaeological Site

The “7000-Year-Old Discoveries: Manasota Key Archaeological Site” presentation is the sixth presentation in the Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series. The presenter is Ryan M. Duggins, PhD., Florida State Underwater Archaeological Supervisor. An unexpected discovery by a fossil hunter diving a quarter-mile off Manasota Key near Venice, Florida, has led to a groundbreaking archaeological project. Investigations by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research at the Manasota Key Offshore site

12th Annual Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference

Bethune Cookman University is hosting the 12th Annual Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference, an annual event designed to honor women from both local and wider communities who have demonstrated commitment to Dr. Bethune’s goals and whose actions honor her legacy. The 2022 conference theme is “African American Women’s Health and Well-Being.” This conference is open to the public and free to attend on March 24th and 25th, but registration

Black History Month Event: “A Place for All People”

SURJ Flagler, together with the African-American Cultural Society (AACS), the Flagler Branch of the NAACP, and Seeking Insights for Solutions (SIS), (an interest group within the University Women of Flagler) invite you to participate in a Black History Month event: “A Place for All People”. A special viewing of the Smithsonian Exhibit “A Place for All People” will be followed by a SIS-produced video presentation exploring issues related to race.

Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire

The “Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire” presentation is the fifth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James “Zach” Zacharias, senior curator of education and history curator at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, member of the Volusia County Historic Preservation Board and author. Since the European invasion started in 1513, Florida has been the site of many

Hidden History of Florida

The “Hidden History of Florida” presentation is the fourth presentation in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The presenter is James C. Clark, PhD., senior lecturer in the University of Central Florida’s history department and author of nine Florida history books. Florida’s history is as diverse as its residents and much of it is still hidden. Since the arrival of the Spanish in 1513,

Dr. Richard Buckelew at Florida History Con

At the 6th annual Florida History Con, Dr. Richard Buckelew of Bethune-Cookman University will present his talk, “Confronting the ‘Hard History’ of Racial Terror Lynching in Jim Crow Volusia County: Volusia Remembers Coalition and Community Engagement with Past Victims and Continuing Legacies of Racial Injustice” The Volusia Remembers Coalition illustrates how effective and meaningful community engagement can be when a diverse group of Volusia County citizens join forces to acknowledge

Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: New Narratives for our Times

The African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida welcomes you to the special opening night of the traveling exhibiton, “The NMAAHC: A Place for All People.” The opening presentation is “Race and Change across Cultures and Generations: New Narratives for our Times” by Dr. Kitty Oliver with Thomas Jones Jr, jazz guitarist accompanying. This multimedia program blends videos, audio, and storytelling with research and music in a thought-provoking, entertaining

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