The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.
The Newtown & Overtown History Bus Tour takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
Unity Awards 2018
Williams and Syprett launched the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee. Their efforts earned them one of our 2013 Unity Awards; here's an update.
Oldham and a team of professionals and volunteers have produced a book, a report, installed 15 historical markers, conducted oral history interviews and inventoried 150 historic Newtown structures.
From his first job with the United Way to his role as CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Waters has followed that passion.
The need remains great, and the group has no plans to stop.
Cliatt surveyed the local landscape for African-Americans in business and decided she would found a black entrepreneurs club “to network with people who look like us.”