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Staged Reading: “Threads of Silver and Gold – Women of the Panama Canal” on Feb. 20

Published: Feb 18th, 2015

Playwright and director Deborah B. Dickey has created a play in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Threads of Silver and Gold: Women of the Panama Canal… Read More

Black History Month Events at the Museum of Florida History to feature John Due & Zohara Simmons

Published: Jan 28th, 2015

TALLAHASSEE— The Museum of Florida History is hosting public programs throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. The programs complement the current exhibit in the Museum, Civil Rights in the… Read More

UF Celebrates the Life of Nelson Mandela, December 5

Published: Dec 1st, 2014

The University of Florida will celebrate the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Friday, December 5, starting at 12 noon in the Ocora Room, Pugh Hall. The event which will… Read More

Annual Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Awards Ceremony to Honor Gainesville Citizens, December 7

Published: Nov 20th, 2014

The Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with Rev. Milford Griner, will remember  Rosa Parks and honor local leaders with the Quiet Courage Awards on Sunday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. Past honorees have… Read More

November 6-7, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin to speak on drone warfare in Gainesville

November 6-7, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin to speak on drone warfare in Gainesville

Published: Nov 4th, 2014

CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin will speak at UF Ustler Hall and Wild Iris Bookstore with new book on drone warfare. Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm “Empowering Women in the Peace… Read More

Nov. 17, Film Premiere: “You Belong to Me”

Nov. 17, Film Premiere: “You Belong to Me”

Published: Nov 4th, 2014

Ruby McCollum, age 42, shoots State Senator-elect, Dr. Clifford LeRoy Adams, firing her .32-caliber revolver four times into his body, before going home and warming a bottle of milk for… Read More

“Preparing for the Civil Rights Movement in Florida” at Tallahassee Museum of Florida History

Published: Oct 14th, 2014

On Thursday, October 16th at 6 p.m, Dr. Paul Ortiz will give a lecture titled, “Preparing for the Civil Rights Movement in Florida” and sign copies of the new edition… Read More

Dedication of CMC Labor Library to Bob and Gay Zieger

Published: Sep 8th, 2014

On Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m., the Civic Media Center will dedicate its Labor Library in memory of Bob and Gay Zieger. The Ziegers influenced countless students and community members… Read More

From Slavery to Civil Rights: Stories of Heroes

Published: Sep 3rd, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization – Transatlantic Slave Trade, with the University of Florida and SPOHP, present an oral history symposium, “From Slavery to… Read More

Panama Canal Centennial Celebrations at UF, August 15-17

Panama Canal Centennial Celebrations at UF, August 15-17

Published: Aug 15th, 2014

Oral histories from SPOHP’s Panama Canal Collection will be featured, and residents from Silver City will be interviewed on August 15 for the archive.