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10/10/2019

The Rosewood Massacre

7pm - 8:30pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte FL

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10/10/2019

The Rosewood Massacre

Drawing on new methods and theories, author Edward González-Tennant uncovers important elements of the forgotten history of Rosewood. He uses a mix of techniques such as geospatial analysis, interpretation of remotely sensed data, analysis of census data and property records, oral history, and the excavation and interpretation of artifacts from the site to reconstruct the local landscape. González-Tennant interprets these and other data through an intersectional framework, acknowledging the complex ways class, race, gender, and other identities compound discrimination. This allows him to explore the local circumstances and broader sociopolitical power structures that led to the massacre, showing how the event was a microcosm of the oppression and terror suffered by African Americans and other minorities in the United States.

González-Tennant connects these historic forms of racial violence to present-day social and racial inequality and argues that such continuities demonstrate the need to make events like the Rosewood massacre public knowledge.


Visit the author's website: www.gonzaleztennant.net

7pm - 8:30pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte FL

11/14/2019

WELLS, The Life and Times of Artist and Anthrpologist Wells Moses Sawyer

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte

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11/14/2019

WELLS, The Life and Times of Artist and Anthrpologist Wells Moses Sawyer

Charlotte County historian and author Ted Ehmann will share the incredible and inspiring life story of Wells Moses Sawyer. Sawyers known for his role in the 1895-1896 Pepper-Hearst Expedition of the mounds in Florida, Ehmann who is writing Wells’ biography tells the rest of his story from his simple beginnings in the Missouri Territories during the Civil War to his launching a career as an artist and anthropologist in Washington D.C.. Wells and his family were constantly on the move including their living and working in Spain and Mexico. Wells and his talented artist daughter Helen settled in Sarasota, Florida in 1940s and are credited with founding the Sarasota art colony and movement. Ehmann shares the important events in U.S. and world history that were the background for Wells long and productive life. His story will inspire not only the artist, but the dreamer in all of us.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte