Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines: 100 Years of Black Voter Suppression

African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N US HWy 1, Palm Coast, FL

From the violent and fatal 1921 election riots in Ocoee through modern redistricting issues, this presentation explores voter suppression in Florida over 100 years and the prime figures in the struggle for full and equal access to the polls. James Abraham is a former journalist who now edits and publishes books. His Book-Broker Publishers, which he founded in 2004, has produced and edited more than 500 books in a variety

Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N US HWy 1, Palm Coast, FL

Gospel and folk music were important in the struggle for equality, but soul music also inspired and united Americans. Soul artists like Aretha Franklin and Florida's own Sam and Dave and Timmy Thomas supported Dr. Martin Luther King directly, and their music and messages, along with Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield, became anthems of the movement. John Capouya, the author of the award-winning book Florida Soul, tells this important story

Florida’s Got Soul!

African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N US HWy 1, Palm Coast, FL

Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, James and Bobby Purify, Betty Wright, and Linda Lyndell are some of the great soul performers with Florida roots. While many rightly associate soul music with Motown, Memphis, or New Orleans, this presentation, based on John Capouya's award-winning book Florida Soul, reveals the rich but under-appreciated musical heritage of the Sunshine State. This engaging presentation includes classic soul music and vintage photographs in an educational

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