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Brown Bag Lunch Series presented by The Black Archives

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The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex

819 NW 2nd Avenue

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Miami, FL 33136

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Celebrate Black History Month by attending one or all of these free educational events and learn more about Miami's rich and interesting Black history. Bring your own lunch and join the conversation as our Archivist and staff discuss collections and items found in the Black Archives repository.

Session 1: Medicine and Health Collection
Wednesday, February 6
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

This collection consists of materials documenting the history of health and medicine in black South Florida. Included is information on midwives, doctors and health facilities during the Jim Crow era and after integration in Miami. Archivist will also discuss new materials and information recently acquired by the Black Archives.


Session 2: Education Collection: Focus on Booker T. Washington High School
Wednesday, February 13
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The Education Collection is a selection of files on predominately African American schools across South Florida, with materials such as graduation programs, yearbooks, school publications, calendars photographs and reports. This segment will focus on Booker T. Washington High school, the first secondary school opened for students of color in Miami, FL.

Session 3: Clyde Killens Collection
Wednesday, February 20
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

This collection contains information on Clyde Killens also known as “Mr. Entertainment”, and the entertainment or “Little Broadway” era of the Overtown area in Miami. This Collection includes correspondence, fliers, newspaper articles, memorabilia and photographs. The Clyde Killens collection is one of our most requested collections...join this session and see why!

Session 4: Sororities & Fraternities Collection
Wednesday, February 27
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The collection consists of material relating to Greek-letter organizations in black South Florida collected by the staff of the Black Archives. The records document sorority and fraternity chapter history and activities, such as community programs, volunteer service, and fundraising.

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The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex

819 NW 2nd Avenue

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Miami, FL 33136

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