This is the second program in a series of five that will focus on the Civil Rights Era. All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.
Theme for the entire Series: "The Civil Rights Era-A Look Back at the 1960s"
"The Civil Rights Era in Sarasota County"--John McCarthy, Executive Director of Historic Spanish Point, known local historian and speaker, will moderate the panel consisting of James Brown, retired Sarasota County educator; Carolyn Mason, former commissioner of the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners; and Jetson Grimes, prominent in the African-American community of Newtown in Sarasota and owner of Jetson's Creative Trend, 2741 N. Osprey Avenue in Sarasota.
The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series: Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS). Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.
Directions: The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road. Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road. From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road. Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road. From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane. Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile. Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot. Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.