"The Unknown Heroes of Florida's Civil Rights Movement"

  • January 16, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

This is the first 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 Unknown Heroes of Florida's Civil Rights Movement" with presenter:  Dr. Gary Mormino

Dr. Mormino is Professor Emeritus of History and co-founder of Florida Studies Dept. at USF, St. Petersburg, Dr. Mormino is the author of many books including Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams:  A Social History of Modern Florida.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.  In 2003, the Florida Humanities Council named him its first Humanist of the Year.

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.

Suggested Readings and Other Resources

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.

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