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Orange County Regional History Center

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65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

October 2020

Celebrating Black Culture: Evolution of Music

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m. In this two-part series, scholars, musicians, and poets will lead engaging discussions about Black culture, including the evolution of music and the power of storytelling. Enjoy light refreshments, live music, and poetry readings. Evolution of Music In a program featuring Dr. JoAnne Stephenson, associate professor of Music at the University of Central Florida, and Donald Harrell, performing artist, folklorist, and co-founder of Orisirisi African Folklore, we’ll explore the evolution of African American…

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The Legacy of Ocoee: A Panel Discussion

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6 p.m. It has been 100 years since America’s largest instance of voting-day violence – the Ocoee Massacre. Join a panel of experts as we discuss both the event and the dark legacies it has left in Central Florida through today. Speakers include Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy, state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, Dr. Paul Ortiz of the University of Florida’s history faculty, and community historian Francina Boykin. This panel discussion is moderated by the History Center’s…

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