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The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles

 

President Hanbury thanked historian and author Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D., and presented her with a gift; the book “The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014” by Julian Pleasants, Ph.D.” Howard had been a student of Pleasants’ at The University of Florida.

President Hanbury thanked historian and author Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D., and presented her with a gift; the book “The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014” by Julian Pleasants, Ph.D.” Howard had been a student of Pleasants’ at The University of Florida.

As part of Nova Southeastern University’s celebration of Black History Month, Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library hosted an event which brought more than 80 guests together to enjoy a lecture on The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles. The event, held in the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery in the ASL featured historian and author Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology and director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. Howard examined the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean diaspora. Funding for the lecture was provided by The Florida Humanities Council. The lecture was preceded by a reception, and followed with a book sale and signing.

Among the attendees were Nova Southeastern University’s President and CEO, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., Terry Mularkey, NSU’s executive director of development, Skye Patrick, Broward County Library Division Director, and Nancy Poulson, Vice Chair of Florida Humanities Council.

For more information or to join the Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library, please call 954-262-4593 / 954-262-4627.