Emerson Center Florida Humanities Series

VERO BEACH — The Emerson Center at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents the Emerson Center Humanities Series; all presentations are at 7 p.m.  Six interesting programs are presented in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council, with Florida topics presented in speech, video, and play formats.  Free Admission.  No Tickets Required.

Information:  Call (772) 778-5249 or visit  www.TheEmersonCenter.org.

Thursday, October 21

Fredric M. Hitt – Bring ’em Back Alive: An Up-close Look at the First Floridians.  Author Fredric M. Hitt shares the same love of the St. Johns River as the earlier inhabitants from over three hundred years ago.  Hitt was twice presented the Patrick Smith Award for best fiction.

Thursday, December 2

Frank and Lisa Thomas – Florida Cracker Humor and History through Song.  Frank and Lisa Thomas enjoy the rich tradition of passing on Florida history through story telling in song. (Holiday refreshments follow presentation).

Thursday, January 20

Mary Fears – The Role of African-Americans in Civil War History.  Mary Fear specializes in telling stories based upon historic documents rather than fictionalized versions of African-American history.

Thursday, February 10

Raymond Arsenault, Ph.D. – The Freedom Riders.  Raymond Arsenault is a specialist on the political, social and environmental history of the American South.

Thursday, March 10

Andrew Huse – Florida’s Delicious History:  A Gastronomic Journey Through Modern Florida.  Andrew Huse teaches and speaks on Florida’s oral, social and culinary history, restaurants and food culture.

Thursday, April 21

Shawn Bean – The First Hollywood-Movie Making in Jacksonville.  Shawn Bean will discuss his literary debut, “The First Hollywood,” which won the 2008 Florida Book Award.

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