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 African-American 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