Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 26, 2013

Indiantown Speaks discussion series continues May 11

For immediate release:  April 26, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,  772-463-3205  
Learn about the distinct history of Indiantown’s African-American community during Indiantown Speaks: African-American Culture on Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown. Discover when, why and how African Americans came to call Indiantown home. Free and open to the public, the event also features samples of traditional food.

Indiantown is home to people of various ethnicities and nationalities. This lecture and discussion series explores the many voices that make up the tapestry of Indiantown today. Local, long-time residents will discuss living in Indiantown, how it has changed over the years, how and when their families first came to settle in the area and their specific cultural traditions.

This presentation, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library October 19 through November 30. Eighteen months of events exploring Journey Stories themes will take place at Martin County libraries leading up to and immediately following the Smithsonian exhibit.

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