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.
Students looking to uncover cemetery's history
Woodland is a five-acre cemetery that dates back to at least the 1930s. It was the resting place for mostly poor black workers here what is now Lauderhill Lakes. Several veterans from World War I and II are buried here, too. But the names of all those buried, or even the exact number of people buried remains unknown.
A group of students from Boyd Anderson under the direction of teach Roberto Fernandez are on a mission to record the history of this often neglected site. A recent article in the Sun-Sentinel gives a glimpse of what the student are up against. Click here for the story.
If you have information about someone buried at Woodlawn Cemetery you can help by calling 754-322-0200.
Slavery By Another Name Discussion
WHOT105 Radio Personality Rodney Baltimore moderates a discussion between the community and local scholars about the Civil Rights Movement. Scholars included Derrick White, Kisha King, Kitty Oliver and Tameka Hobbs, The thought provoking discussion on Febraury 20 focused on a theme from the documentary "Slavery By Another Name." You may watch the documentary on the National Edoment for the Humanities website, and see why it was such an interesting conversation..
The Old Dillard Museum is one of 473 institutions across the country that are using the power of 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.
April 10 Jazz Concert
Educator, jazz vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling is gathering up and coming musicians from across South Floridafor another edition of the Cannonbal Jazz Series. Students from "the Jazz Encounter" dazzled our audience with their skills in February. We are expecting an amazing comeback for our April 10th show. You may reserve seats in the Donation Section on the right of this page.
Created Equal Public Forum
Are you a modern day "Freedom Rider" and don't know it? Dr. Derrick White (FAU) discussed the history and impact of the civil rights movements at a public forum on October 24, 2013.
In the early 1960s, brave Americans of many creeds and colors challenged unfair cultural traditions that used violence to attempt to scare people out of basic civil rights in this country. Do we still face unfair practices that seek to undermine our rights? As part of the national "Created Equal" discussion series, the Old Dillard Museum hostedt a public forum that compares the plight of the "Freedom Riders" to our modern day issues regarding life, liberty and the pursue of happiness.