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Bienes Exhibit: "Black Voices"

On display from November 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019
Location: Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

African Americans have played a vital role in the history of Florida since the 17th century and continue to do so into the 21st century. From the work of prominent writers and activists to the everyday traditions of ordinary people, African Americans have contributed deeply to the rich heritage and culture of our state.

To reveal pieces of the history of the Black experience in Florida, the exhibit features original stories narrated by the people who lived them taken from several archival collections of oral histories. These oral history excepts will be shown together with rare books, photographs and archival documents.

Among the storytellers included in this exhibit are local high school teacher Jim Scuggs, sharecropper’s daughter Daisy Jerry, journalist Bill Maxwell, Jules A. Frost, a former slave, and author/folklorist Zora Neale Hurston.

For more information, please call 954-357-8243 or 954-357-7363.