Fight Like A Girl
The Fight Like A Girl Exhibit features a series of works by multi-talented illustrator, painter and sculptor Ruth Burotte, a senior at Dillard Center for the Arts. The series features anime-style characters that dramatize the power of women to conquer the challenges of life.
Sankofa Bird on Sistrunk Blvd.
The Trailblazers of Broward County unvieled a historic monument on Sistrunk Blvd on March 26, 2016. The sculptue was created by George Gatson. Sankofa is an African symbol for learning from the past.
The monument is located across from Sisturnk Park at 200 West Sistrunk Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kathleen Wright Statue
A statue of the late Kathleen C. Wright was installed and unveiled at the School Board Building named in her honor on March 21, 2016. The statue was created by George Gatson. The monument is located at 600 S.E. 3 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
2015 Cannonball Jazz Series
An inspiring concert was held onSunday, September 20, 2015 at at the Dillard Center for the Arts featuring jazz pianist Nat Adderley Jr. and students for Dillard Jazz Band. In addition to the concert Adderley conducted workshops and assembles at the school.
2016 Cannonball Jazz Series
The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes's kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite which features the Ron McCurdy Quartet. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz is Hughes's homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming -- a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.
25th Anniversary of Community's Bold Initiative
Twenty-five years ago, the efforts of community activits including Mary Laramore Smith, Carlton Moore, Jim Hill and Hazel Armbrister led to the listings of the Old Dillard Museum on the National Register of Historic Places. The Restorers Exhibit now proudly displays and honors the foresight of the communnity for saving this jewel of African American Culture from the wrecking ball.
African American Historic Sites:
Grounds to Remember
According to the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), an organization founded by Carter G. Woodson the father of Black History Month, "one cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history."
ASALH's 2016 theme is Hallowed Grouds: Sites of African American Memories. The Old Dillard Museum's theme for this year is based on that national theme.
Our activities will focus on the the sites where our black community’s people, and events impacted this area’s rich and vibrant history. We believe the the museum is just one of the many sites that should be honored.
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 musical concerts, workshops, lectures and more.