The Black Archives, History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. will resume their Brown Bag Lunch Series for Black History Heritage Month in February. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and join in the rich conversation with the Archivist and staff of the Black Archives about collections and items found in the Black Archives repository.
Brown Bag Lunch series’ Schedule for February 2019 will go as follows:
Session 1: Medicine and Health Collection
Wednesday, February 612 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 1312 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Education Collection is a selection 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
Wednesday, February 2012 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 2712 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.
About the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.
The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida is a photographic and manuscript archival research repository dedicated to documenting the history of people of the African Diaspora in Miami-Dade County from 1896 to the present. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, the Black Archives becomes one to the largest repositories for the history of Blacks in Miami-Dade County. The non-profit organization is housed at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater (BAHLT) Cultural Arts Complex, a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places built in 1913. The Black Archives explores universal themes of respect for human differences, responsible citizenship, human dignity, education, and community building through the lens of the black experience. We promote mutual respect and understanding and inspire the appreciation of black culture, arts, history, and entertainment.