“What in the African diaspora is happening in South Florida?”
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AARLCC Monthly Meeting in WPB
May 4 @ 4:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2020
The primary mission of AARLCC–the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center–is to facilitate the development of a, well, research library and cultural center. And it wants to see that facility located at the site of the former Roosevelt High School in West Palm Beach, where most of AARLCC’s members had been students (that’s it in the picture). The school had been the first and main segregated high school for blacks in Palm Beach County from its opening in 1951 to 1970, when it graduated its last class. AARLCC grew out of the desires of Roosevelt’s former students to see the school saved, a PBC-wide museum of African-American history created as well as a community center focused on service, support and uplift. So, it meets today, and every first Monday, to work on those efforts and many, many others. And where are those meetings held? In the Ineria Hudnell room at the Mary V. McDonald Wilson Center behind Gaines Park in West Palm Beach. Ineria Hudnell had been a longtime educator–who taught at Roosevelt among other schools–who had on her own collected the history of African Americans in Palm Beach County over the decades. She died in August 2018. Read more about her here.