Vickie Oldham, president, and CEO of the Sarasota African American Cultural Arts Center and History Museum, knows how to create a story and how to tell it.
A native of Sarasota, she had a senior-level position at Albany State University (Georgia) before returning to Sarasota in 2016 to develop a project about the history of Sarasota’s African American community. The result was Newtown Alive, an exciting heritage tourism program that has developed historic markers, trolley tours, a book, a mobile app, a podcast, and a traveling exhibition.
You may remember seeing her on local television as a reporter and creator of “Common Ground,” an ABC-7 program featuring interviews with members of the African American community. She also produced documentaries and was the prime mover behind Looking for Angola, an archaeological discovery of the first African American people at Manatee Springs in Manatee.
This work has evolved into the creation of the Sarasota African American Cultural Arts Center and History Museum, which celebrates and preserves the history of Sarasota’s Black community.
This program will be held at Bird Key Yacht Club. Reservations are due October 15.
Please note that our gathering will take place with a new format, in response to our member survey indicating a strong preference for streamlined meetings. We will begin check-in at 11:00 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30 and our program will start immediately after lunch. The cost includes lunch and the program. Masks and being vaccinated are required (on the honor system).
Regular: Almond chicken with rice and vegetables, apple turnover for dessert
Vegetarian: Pasta primavera, apple turnover for dessert
|Event Date||10-21-2021 11:00 am|
|Location||Bird Key Yacht Club|
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