|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||June 15, 2001|
|Contact:||Audrey Peterman, Miami Community Partners, 954-472-5959
Alan Spears, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-454-3384
Free Public Workshops on Local African and Native American History
Three days of workshops designed to celebrate and examine African and Native American history in South Florida.
WHEN: Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20, 2001
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street, Miami
Seminole educators, Miami area teachers, local artists, scholars, and special guests will lead a series of workshops that address South Florida's often-overlooked cultural history and provide participants with methods for enhancing classroom and national park interpretation of Seminoles, Maroons, and African-Americans.
Open to the public.
INFO: Call 305-751-9791 for event information.
Presented by the African-American Caribbean Cultural Arts Commission, the Dosar-Barkus and Bruner Bands of the Great Seminole Nation, and the National Parks Conservation Association's Miami Community Partners program, the workshops are part of an ongoing effort to expand awareness of cultural heritage in South Florida.
Following the workshops, the National Parks Conservation Association will present the Park Service with resulting suggestions of how Everglades and Biscayne national parks might better interpret their history from the perspectives of Seminole, Maroon, and African-American cultures.
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