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Event Series Event Series: Third Thursday Lectures

Celebrating the Black History of Everglades City

June 15 | 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
(239) 252-5026

In observation of the Juneteenth National Holiday (the following Monday), Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will explore the significant though often overlooked contributions made to the region’s history by African American residents of the greater Everglades City area. Subjects will include early settler Augustus Swycover, midwife Mother Perry, Barron Collier’s multi-cultural workforce, why the local African American community moved from Dupont to Copeland, and much more.

Sepia. Several black laborers posed together