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09/10/2019

Confronting the Lost Cause: The Gamble Plantation Historic Site

7pm - 8:30 pm

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

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09/10/2019

Confronting the Lost Cause: The Gamble Plantation Historic Site

Dr. Diane Wallman of the University of South Florida, will present on the historical narrative of the Gamble Plantation in Ellenton, FL. First established by Robert Gamble along the Manatee River in the mid-19th- century. Gamble sugar plantation had as many as 200 slaves. In 1937 the Daughters of the Confederacy, who owned the site erected a memorial to Confederate Veterans on October 10, 1937.  Equally controversial, the Confederacy under Jefferson Davis. Benjamin hid in the mansion until his escape to England after the war.

Wallman will discuss the shifting historical narrative around this controversial state park.

7pm - 8:30 pm

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

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

11/07/2019

Pictures of the Jorney, The Life and Times of artist Wells Moses Sawyer

7pm - 8:30pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte

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11/07/2019

Pictures of the Jorney, The Life and Times of artist Wells Moses Sawyer

Historian and author Ted Ehmann will present the incredible life of an artist turned ethnographer. Sawyer born in the Missouri Territory in 1863, spent his entire career as an Impressionist landscape painter. Known as the father of the Sarasota artist colony in the 1950s, Ehmann will reveal his passion for archaeology, which was the result of being on the Pepper-Hearst Florida Expedition in 1896. A romantic at heart, Sawyer traveled the United States and abroad. His paintings and his Florida notebooks reveal a truly exceptional and full life. 

7pm - 8:30pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte