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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM FLORIDA


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TRADITIONAL FLORIDA FOODS


  • Citrus Fruits
  • Mangos
  • Stone Crab
  • Tupelo Honey
  • Crawfish
  • Avocado
  • Spiny Lobster
  • Coconut
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Papaya/Paw Paw
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A TASTE OF FLORIDA
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did you know?

DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA?


  1. Florida is ranked 4th in the U.S. with a total population of 18,801,310 (2010 Census)

  2. Florida culture is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; Native American, African American, Anglo-American and Hispanic heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine.

  3. Before the American Civil War, when slavery was legal, and during the Reconstruction era that followed, blacks made up nearly half of the state's population.

  4. Their proportion declined over the next century, as many moved north in the Great Migration while large numbers of northern whites moved to the state. Recently, the state's proportion of black residents has begun to grow again.

  5. Today, large concentrations of black residents can be found in northern Florida (notably in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Pensacola), the Tampa Bay area, the Orlando area, especially in Orlando and Sanford.

  6. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Florida in 2007 was $734.5 billion. Its GDP is the fourth largest economy in the United States.

  7. In 2010, over 2.5 million Floridians were on food stamps, up from 1.2 million in 2007. To qualify, Floridians must make less than 133% of the federal poverty level, which would be under $29,000 for a family of four.

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Garden Theatre Announces Auditions for Second Half of 2017-2018 Theatrical Season

WINTER GARDEN, FL (August 1, 2017) – The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the remainder of the productions in the 2017-2018 theatrical season to be presented at the Garden Theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden. These shows include the award-winning original play, A Tennessee Walk, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Audition times and requirements are listed below. The 2017 – 2018 Theatre Series Sponsor is Evoyent, a Deloitte Network Company.

Audition Schedule

Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers will be seen for all shows. We are looking for a very diverse range of ethnicity in our actors. All roles are paid.

Please go to gardentheatre.org/audition to read character breakdowns and follow the specified links to upload your photo and résumé and schedule your appointment.

IMPORTANT - If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time you must contact the theatre 24 hours prior at auditions@gardentheatre.org in order to allow those on the waiting list the opportunity to be seen. No-shows without notice will not be permitted to audition for the Garden Theatre for one theatrical season.

A Tennessee Walk

Seeking a very strong, experienced, female actor (age 10-15) who can convincingly portray a 12-year old. Invitations to audition for this role will be determined through a Video Submission. Please download the Bobby Coleman character description and monologue from the website at gardentheatre.org/audition. Follow the specified link to submit your video, headshot and résumé by Monday, August 14, 2017. Please do not contact the theatre to inquire about your submission. You will be contacted if we are interested in seeing you further for the role. NOTE: Please take into consideration that this play is rated PG-13 when making your submission decision.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Adult Actors (18+) will be scheduled for a time between 6pm and 11pm.

Please prepare:

  • One (1) 60-second monologue. Please read the play to determine the style required.

  • Those auditioning for the role of Willa Fay Moore should also prepare a brief (30 sec.) gospel-style song. You will sing a cappella. No accompanist will be present. Actresses for this role should be 18+ but be able to convincingly portray a 16-year old. No minors will be seen for this role.



The script to A Tennessee Walk is available to read at gardentheatre.org/audition. Please note: This script is copyrighted by law.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Those auditioning for the role of Esmeralda are required to attend a dance call at 6pm. Also, sign up for an audition time during one of the appropriate time frames below.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 & Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Adult actors (18+) will be scheduled for a time between 7:30pm and 11pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 or between 6pm and 11pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Please prepare:
  • One (1) 32-bar song that shows both vocal skill and range. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No lead sheets please. An accompanist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing will be allowed.

    Callbacks – By Invitation Only

  • Callbacks for A Tennessee Walk will be held on September 26, 2017.

  • Callbacks for The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be held on September 27, 2017. There will be a movement audition at this callback.


About A Tennessee Walk by Rob Winn Anderson
– Drama – Direction by Aradhana Tiwari
Produced by Garden Theatre | Southeastern United States Premiere
Rehearsals: February 12 – March 15, 2018 | Performances: March 16 - 31, 2018

In the hills of Tennessee, the art of storytelling is as rich and alive as it was back in the early days. A Tennessee Walk uses this art, where truth and fiction blend together with no more effort than the drawing in of a breath, and weaves a dark Southern Gothic tale surrounding the legend of Murderous Mary and the effect that secrets have on an impressionable girl of twelve. This play, in 2011, won the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre ScriptFEST competition, and the 2012 Southern Playwrights competition. An Avant Garden production.

About The Hunchback of Notre Dame –
Musical – Direction & Choreography by Rob Winn Anderson
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Book by Peter Parnell
Produced by Garden Theatre
Rehearsals: March 26 – April 26, 2018 | Performances: April 27 – May 27, 2018

In this epic musical based on the Victor Hugo novel, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame longs to escape his captivity by the Archdeacon Frollo and partake in the Feast of Fools in 15th-century Paris. Initially enthralled by the revelry, he is treated cruelly by the boisterous crowd until a beautiful and sympathetic gypsy named Esmeralda comes to his rescue. Quasimodo is captivated by her free spirit, as is the Archdeacon and the handsome Captain Phoebus. Frollo’s mission to cleanse Paris of lechery and foreigners - including the gypsies - conflicts with his desire, and, in the end, Quasimodo must make the choice to leave his sanctuary of stone and become a hero to the one he loves.

About the Garden Theatre
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching, engaging and entertaining through creative experiences. The 299-seat theatre, which re-opened in 2008, is a historic, atmospheric, professional performing arts venue in a Mediterranean Revival style. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit gardentheatre.org.

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Local Businesses Helping Students in Osceola County

Kissimmee, FL -- July 24, 2017 – Staples in St. Cloud, FL (4058 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769) is teaming up with Allstate Insurance, Cheesecake Factory, Chick-fil-A, Crayola, Dave and Busters, Dr. David Mansour, Dunkin Donuts, Express Transportation, Florida Fire Frogs, Firehouse Subs, Five Guys Burgers, Hair Mania, Joe's Crab Shack, Lowe's, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Osceola County Historical Society, Panda Express, Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida, Pirates Town, Ripleys Believe It or Not, Starbucks, Staples, Tijuana Flats, Wells Fargo Bank, Wendy's, Wild Florida, Wonderworks to give back to the students of Osceola County. On August 5, 2017, from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, local businesses will be purchasing school supplies at Staples, St. Cloud to be donated back to the FIT students experiencing homelessness in Osceola County, Florida.

Every year due to a number of factors such as housing instability and limited resources students return to school without the basic supplies that are needed to be successful. During the 2016-2017 school year 3,295 Students were identified as experiencing homelessness in Osceola County, FL. Our goal, as Partners in Education, is to ensure that we do our part as local businesses and help the Families in Transition Program provide school supplies to as many FIT students as possible. We want to give every student in need the opportunity to be successful.

We are asking other companies, who are interested in participating, to contact Rachel McIntee at rachel@osceolahistory.org. Each business is asked to purchase at least $25.00 worth of school supplies to be donated to the students of Osceola County.

Each business who participates will receive a 20% discount at Staples and have the opportunity to sample items from participating restaurants.

For more information please contact Rachel McIntee at rachel@osceolahistory.org or visit http://osceolahistory.org

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CMTN Ministries

Communities will be gather for an evening of motivation and headliner entertainment to stop violence nationwide. Entitled Lay Down Your Gun and Love You...r Enemies , the event is sponsored by Christians Merging Together Nationwide (CMTN) Ministries, and will be kicked off by the mayors of Melbourne and Palm Bay, Florida.

Among the entertainment headliners scheduled to appear are:

International Recording Hip Hop Artist Eva Sabiniano,

Gospel Artist Ms. NRich

The Real Dancing Preacher

2017 is the year to end violence, to be proud of the communities we can build in this country. It starts here, in Melbourne, Florida, says Melbourne Mayor Karen MEEHAN.

Palm Bay Mayor William Capote adds, From one community to the other, we can put an end to the violence. We are doing it in Palm Bay, now pass it on.

There are 280 million guns in the United States. Over 30,000 Americans die from guns each year, 4,000 of them are children. Most of the rest, 90 percent, are young, black men. But this is not just a black problem. If we don't turn the tide, the increasing violence in the white and hispanic communities will also grow. Meanwhile 64 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016, far more than should have been. The state of Florida has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in the nation, at 24.5 percent, but one of the highest rates of gun violence, at 3.4 deaths per 100,000 people.

It's time to stop pointing guns at each other and start talking to each other, says Sammy Jackson, event promoter and minister. Black lives matter all lives matter. You cannot get respect if you don't give respect, too.

The organizers are bringing a Christian perspective to the fight against violence, asking individuals to take responsibility. They believe that hiring more law enforcement is not the answer, because that just increases the number of guns pointing at each other. Rather, they believe the answer has to come from the community, that people must make the decision to love one another as Jesus commanded.

The serious message of Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies will be complemented by the upbeat, fun approach of the music and entertainment on site. The event will take place at Lipcomb Community Park Center, 3316 Monroe Street, Melbourne, FLA.

The organizers are still arranging sponsorships ands vendors, and invite anyone interested to contact them.

Sammy Jackson
386-257-6784
www.facebook.com/cmtn.daytona
www.christiansmergingtogether.org

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African American Read In 2017

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a touch of history

Fort Mose Historic State Park
is a U.S. National Historic Landmark located two miles north of St. Augustine, Florida. The original site of the 18th-century fort was uncovered in a 1986 archeological dig. The 24-acre site is now protected as a Florida State Park, administered through the Anastasia State Recreation Area. Fort Mose is the "premier site on the Florida Black Heritage Trail."

In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida, Manuel de Montiano, had Fort Mose built and established as a free black settlement, the first to be legally sanctioned in what would become the territory of the United States. The fort has also been known as Fort Moosa or Fort Mossa, variants of the Spanish pronunciation.


 Fort Mose Historic State Park




Founders Day at Fort Mose



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Kitty Oliver, a beloved oral historian and author, takes you through the spectacular African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Zora! Festival in Eatonville, Florida.
 
Living with Florida Black Bears.



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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Florida
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 81.47% 16.31% 0.84% 2.52% 18.48%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Quick Facts:
  1. Florida ranks #37 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 6.6%

  3. 51.2% of Floridians are female and 48.8% are male.


State Symbols:

Florida Flag
The Flag of the State of Florida


  • Motto: - In God we Trust
  • Flower - Orange Blossom
  • Bird - Mockingbird
  • Song - “Suwannee River”

    Nickname: Sunshine State
    Capital: Tallahassee


10 Largest Cities:
  1. Jacksonville
  2. Miami
  3. Tampa
  4. St. Petersburg
  5. Hialeah
  6. Orlando
  7. Fort Lauderdale
  8. Tallahassee
  9. Pembroke Pines
  10. Hollywood
 








 
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