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Join us as we host the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU for a special lecture series at the Square. The lectures will focus on civil rights history in the State of Florida & The United States.

Cost:

 

Member - $30 or $100 for any combination of four FAU Lecture Series events. Bundle purchases are non-refundable.

 

Non-Member and Guest - $35

See below for lecture information & ticket links!

Events

The Greatest Palm Beach
Tue, 02/13/2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

This presentation is about African American life in West Palm Beach during the early twentieth century. Presenter Jermaine Scott will highlight the role of Henry Flagler and the African American workers that constructed his railroads and hotels in Palm Beach.

Cost:
Member - $30
Guest - $35

Delray Beach’s Desegregation Story
Tue, 03/12/2024
10:30pm - 12:00pm

This lecture explores the long struggle to desegregate Delray Beach’s famous white sands in the middle of the twentieth century while placing it in the context of Black Floridians’ longer struggle to unseat Jim Crow.

Cost:
Member - $30
Guest - $35

The Bootlegging King
Tue, 04/09/2024
10:30pm - 12:00pm

This presentation will focus on the life of James "Cracker" Johnson who was an African American entrepreneur in West Palm Beach during the interwar period.

Cost:
Members - $30
Guests - $35

The Railroad that Went to Sea
Tue, 05/14/2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

Henry Flagler’s railroad did just that. Feeney, dressed as a train conductor circa the 1915-era, will take you on a trip through the history of Florida railroads, including the destruction of Flagler’s dream by the Great Hurricane of 1935.

Cost:
Members - $30
Guest - $35

Morikami Gardens: Art, History, Design
Tue, 06/11/2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

Join Dr. Emily Fenichel from Florida Atlantic University and Michiko Kurisu, from Kurisu LLC, for a wide-ranging conversation about Morikami Gardens in Delray Beach.

Cost:
Members - $30
Guests - $35

Florida’s Highwaymen
Tue, 07/09/2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

Join Dr. Brian McConnell as he explores the story of Florida's Highwaymen, a group of 26 African-American artists that exhibited resourcefulness and creativity, forging a unique style of painting that offered them economic independence amidst the Jim Crow era.

Cost:
Members - $30
Guests - $35

Delray Beach’s Agricultural History
Tue, 08/13/2024
10:30am - 12:00pm

Delray Beach started as Linton, a farming community settled by Michiganders eager to help turn South Florida into a winter garden at the turn of the last century. Their vision soon carried the town to renown as a producer of fruits, vegetables.

Cost:
Members - $30
Guests - $35

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 to Tuesday, August 13, 2024
10:30am - 12:00pm
Vintage Gym at Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444