Q&A

Poet Katerina Canyon Opens Up About Writing Her Latest Book, 'Surviving Home'

Author, activist and essayist Katerina Canyon will be reading from her new book 'Surviving Home.'

02/24/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Black History Month

African American Winemakers Are Changing the Face of the Wine Industry

"The goal is to create diversity in all levels of the wine business."

02/24/2022 By Bob McGinn

Q & A

A Local Black Lives Matter Leader Talks About the Movement's Past, Present and Future

An interview with the Sarasota Manatee Chapter leader of the Black Lives Matter Alliance

02/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Black History Month

Cinematographer Sean Presley Shares Power of Film with the Black Community

Sean Presley Projects has created 88 promotional videos and two short films since its opening in 2020.

02/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

International Music

Historic Asolo Theater Presents 'Sharing Grandmothers'

The multidisciplinary musical event will be on stage for two nights only this weekend, as part of The Ringling’s Black History Month celebrations.

02/10/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Black History Month

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Sarasota

Live music, poetry, art and discussion: Check out our roster of virtual and live events happening throughout the month of February.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

On Screen

The Historic Asolo Theater Is Celebrating Black History Month With a New Film Series

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 3, the theater will be presenting a mix of documentaries and feature films.

01/21/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Events

Sarasota Chamber Celebrates Black History Month with Newtown Trolley Tour

The tour will take place on Friday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

02/24/2021 By Staff

Black History Month

New College Black History Month Features Symposium, Concert, Film Festival and Workshops

Including a "Black Lives Still Matter!" symposium to focus on social justice and educational equity.

02/05/2021 By Staff

Lectures

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Presents Arts and Racial Justice Panel Series

This four-part series brings artists and arts and civic leaders together for conversations about inclusion and diversity in the arts.

02/03/2021 By Staff

Lectures

New College of Florida to Host Black History Month Symposium on Saturday

This year's symposium focuses on the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on minorities.

02/06/2020 By Staff

Black History Month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Patterson Foundation Present ‘Voices’ Readings for Black History Month

The organizations will offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play called "Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect."

02/06/2020 By Staff

Hidden Histories

Sarasota’s Black Cemeteries Have, Thankfully, Been Preserved

The history of segregation and Black cemeteries in Florida and around the country was highlighted last fall when two Black cemeteries in Tampa were discovered.

01/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Black History Month

Dr. Nikki Yeboah's The (M)others Brings Conversations on Loss and Police Brutality to Sarasota

In celebration of Black History Month, staged readings will take place in Sarasota. The project explores four mothers who have lost a child to police violence.

02/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Black History Month

The Story of Jeffrey Bolding, Sarasota's First Slave

Jeffrey Bolding's photo reminds us that our own local history bears the stain of slavery.

02/01/2017 By John McCarthy