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: Due to Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled or postponed. We are working 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.

 

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

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute 3100 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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, sparking 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 McIlmoyle of Venice, Florida. Michael

The African Diaspora Experience in Florida

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute 3100 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This program examinations Florida's relationship with African descendants, from 1513 to the present, which has had a direct impact on the state's growth. Topics include Florida maroons/black Seminoles, slavery, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Anthony Dixon is the Founder and President of Archival and Historical Research associates, LLC., Field Director for the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network, and Adjunct Professor of History at Florida A&M University. This

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