10th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration

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February, 24, 2015
2015 HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC. SCOTT HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPCall for Submissions
The Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2015 annual essay competition for the Scott Harris Memorial Scholarship. One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards their college education. High school seniors from Central Florida are invited to apply by submitting an essay (minimum of 500 words) titled "How does community history shape people’s lives?"
 
February 18, 2015 
Press Release
Orange County Regional History Center Announces Michael Perkins as Manager
Orange County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Michael Perkins as the new Manager of the Orange County Regional History Center. As Manager, Perkins will oversee the History Center with regard to research, exhibits, education, fundraising, marketing, public programs, events, and facility operations. The Orange County Regional History Center operates in partnership with the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. In his role as Manager of the History Center, Perkins will also serve as Executive Director of The Historical Society.
 
February 26, 2015
Black History is our History
Join us for a night of live music, art and culture! Our guest speaker, Eric Bindler, Anthropology Professor at Rollins College, and his band, I-Resolution, explore the connection between Jamaican popular music (mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall), and African American hip-hop. Discover how Jamaican music production and consumption practices helped shaped the development of hip-hop and popular music as we know it today.
 
March 7, 2015
Building Bridges: Bringing Generations and Cultures Together
An activist for human rights and a member of the Little Rock Nine, Minnijean Brown Trickey entered history by entering the front doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, helping desegregate public schools and alter the course of education in America. Join Brown Trickey and her daughter Spirit Trickey, social activist for the next generation, for a discussion about how the Little Rock Nine broke the color barrier and continues to be a symbol of social justice for generations to come.