...Not Forgotten Jazz Concert
Jazz vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling has put together a moving tribute to recently departed entertainers and heroes such as Maya Angelou, Bobby Womack, Herb Jeffries, Little Jimmy Scott, Pete Seeger, Horace Silver, Charlie Haden and more. They have gone in less than a year, but they should never be forgotten. You can reserve a seat on the donation button to the right or call the Old Dillard Museum at 754-322-8828. Seats are $15 in Advance and $20 at the Door. The concert will be at the Old DIllard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.Selected attendees will win door prizes.
The Old Dillard Museum presented the play, "The Meeting,"
in Fort Lauderdale at Walker Auditorim andt in Miam at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Centeri. Directed by John Pryor the play feAtured Donnie Seward (left) as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Darryl Vaugh (right) as Malcom X. The thought provoking play by Jeff Stetson provided a timely focus for a discussion of the civil rights movement and black people coming together for the good of us all.
The Black Trailblazers
of Broward County
Many African Americans helped blaze the trails that developed into Broward County. Some obtained wealth, such as John H. Hill, Dr. Von D. Mizell, and Silvia Alridge. Many did not, but their hard work contributed to the welfare and economy of the county by clearing the land, building railroads, harvesting crops, cooking meals, maintaining services at hotels and educating children for the next level of endeavors. Throughout the years, the Old Dillard Museum has seen how proud the African American community has been of its role in the area, regardless of the roadblocks that they encountered.
As the county celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Old Dillard Museum will focus on the black community’s people, places and events that continue to be a part of this area’s rich and vibrant history. Our activities will combine the resources of the community’s historical advocates and the artistic practitioners to develop entertaining and exciting experiences for Broward Country’s African American neighborhoods.
Mt. Hermon Honors All Dillard Graduates
Mt. Hermon AME Church of Fort Lauderdale is inviting all living graduates of Dillard High School from 1938 to 2014 to the church's homecoming weekend this September. The event will include a VIP reception at the Old Dillard Museum on Thursday, September 18, 2014, a football game at Dillard High School on Friday, September, 19, 2014, a breakfast honoring alumni for 1938 to 1952 at the Family Life Center at Mt. Hremon on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and a morning celebration service in the sancturary of Mt. Hermon on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Mt. Hermon is located at 401 NW 7th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale. Click here for more information.
The Old Dillard Museum is one of 473 institutions across the nation that is promoting a selection of PBS documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Gilder Lehrman developed the exciting programmatic and support materials for the sites. The powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all. Freedom Riders received an Emmy in 2012, and The Loving Story and The Abolitionists have been nominated for Emmys in 2013.
Our season of events will include other musical concerts, workshops, lectures and more. Check out our “Black Trailblazers of Broward County” Brochure for more information.