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Black History Month Exhibit and Opening Reception

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Miami Shores Multipurpose Center

9900 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL 33138

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Enjoy a thought-provoking evening of ideas, music, refreshments and conversation with South Florida People of Color

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2020 is the fifth year that South Florida People of Color will bring culturally enriching and relevant programs to Miami Shores for Black History Month, and the third year that we will present an exhibit at Brockway Memorial Library to highlight the perseverance of people of African descent in America. This year’s exhibit, The Black History of Miami Shores, will bring the story home.

The evening's program will introduce the exhibit through music and short presentations by researchers and community members.

This exhibit is curated by South Florida People of Color and designed for the 3rd year in a row by Urban Brand Designer, Ithan Payne. The event is hosted by our community partner, Brockway Memorial Library. Black History Month 2020 is supported by a grant from the Miami Shores Community Alliance.

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The Black History of Miami Shores exhibit will explore our community’s past at pivotal points in history. We will examine the role of racial discrimination and Black people’s contributions to Miami Shores’ development as a residential community. Using contemporaneous accounts, newspaper clippings and public records, we will put Miami Shores history in the context of national and international events as well as the happenings in surrounding areas. The exhibit will take us right up to the present with quotes and testimony from people who live, learn, play and work in and around our village.

The Black History of Miami Shores exhibit will be on display at Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE 2nd Ave in Miami Shores from February 7th - 28th, 2020 except February 15th when it will be at the Unity360 Community Race Dialogue workshop.

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Dig deeper into the themes of the exhibit. Join us for a Unity360 Community Race Dialogue workshop on Saturday, February 15th 10 AM - 1 PM. Information and registration

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