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.
The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.
The organizations plan to commemorate Dorothye Smith, the first African-American principal to be hired at an integrated Sarasota County school.
Smith was the first African-American principal hired within the integrated school system in Sarasota County.
Three local women will recount their coming-of-age experiences in Sarasota during Jim Crow segregation, their transformation into adulthood and their participation in the Civil Rights movement..
The panel discussion and Q&A will look back at Sarasota's black history.
The cleanup will be held from 8 a.m.-noon.
The ride-share service can now take you to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Ringling Museum.
Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.
And we've got the scoop on where it will set up from now on.
Property owners interested in making improvements or restorations to their buildings could be eligible for a portion of $200,000 in funding.
The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.
This soul food staple has found itself the center of an annual festival meant to bring the community together.
The Newtown & Overtown History Bus Tour takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
Guests gathered at Sarasota Memorial’s Internal Medicine Practice in Newtown on Wednesday to pay tribute to the late John Chenault, M.D.
Meat and Three, Coming This Fall
"This is the exact opposite of gentrification," said Terrill Salem, whose company, T. Salem Construction, LLC, will be building Miss Susie's Newtown Kitchen.
Unity Awards 2018
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.
Feeding the Soul
An upscale restaurateur starts a nonprofit Newtown eatery.
Sarasota's Newtown Redevelopment Office recently hired DeAndrae Spradley.
Powerful flavors are the name of the game at Opal Bell's casual Newtown eatery.