Cannibals and Kings: A New Look at Jonathan Dickinson’s 1696 Account of the Jobé and the Ais

Sacred Kashi is hosting Dr. Jerald Milanich at the Environmental Learning Center as part of their Visibility + Voices lecture series. Milanich will share accounts from the diary of 17th-century merchant Jonathan Dickinson, written during his journey along the Florida coast in the 1690s. Shipwrecked on the Florida Atlantic coast near Jupiter Inlet, Dickinson and his fellow travelers found themselves among indigenous communities. Afraid of repercussions from Spanish St. Augustine,

Spain’s Pain in 16th Century Florida: French, Afflictions, and the Ais

Sacred Kashi is hosting Dr. Barbara Purdy as part of their Visibilty + Voices lecture series. Dr. Purdy will share archaeological evidence about the indigenous communities who lived in the area prior to historic contact (nearly 13,000 years ago) as well as the interactions of the Ais with the French and Spanish during the historic period beginning in the 1500s AD. Dr. Purdy’s research on the Paeloindian period was the

Above and Beyond: JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

This program focused on the little-known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on Cuba, which sparked an international crisis that brought U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of war. One pilot was fatally shot down by the Soviets, in an incident that was covered up and later revealed by U-2 pilot Jerry

Black Masculinity in Florida

Dr. Vincent Adejumo is the March 8 speaker for IR CARES Social Justice virtual educational series presenting on Black Masculinity in Florida and hosted by the Center for Spiritual Care. The series is free and open to the public. Register at centerforspiritualcare.org Dr. Vincent Adejumo is currently a Senior Lecturer in the African American Studies program at UF teaching Intro to African American Studies, The Wire, Mentoring At-Risk Youth, Black

Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories

From the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge to the Ashley Gang, Florida history is brimming with fascinating characters and memorable events. Enjoy lively interpretations of some of the better-known Florida tales of lovers, criminals, and celebrities, as well as others you might not have encountered. Stories performed are based on Dr. Neile’s book Florida Lore. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University since 2001. A

Strange Fruit in Florida

Dr. Tameka Hobbs is the second Florida Scholar in the virtual educational series presented by the IR CARES Social Justice Initiative and hosted by the Center for Spiritual Care. Dr. Hobbs will speak on Strange Fruit in Florida. “Strange Fruit” refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South. Dr. Bradley Hobbs is an Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History

Hidden History of Florida

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. Jim Clark is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Central

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher

Virtually meet the renowned photographer and Florida Artist Hall of Fame Artist winner, Clyde Butcher. The artist will join us from his home in south Florida for a lively discussion about his America the Beautiful series, and the audience will have chance to ask question. Clyde Butcher is often called “the Ansel Adams of Florida.” Since the early 1980s when he moved to Florida from California, Butcher has built a

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