The Betsy Hotel presents the 9th Annual Overture to Overtown Festival (this time, Virtual!). Sponsored by The Betsy Hotel and FIU MBUS. Curated by Carole Ann Taylor and Deborah Briggs. Join us for a journey through the history of Overtown, a four-part experience that includes music, poetry, scholarship, and imagery.
With Special guest Dr. Marvin Dunn, Faculty member at FIU, Department of Psychology, founder and director of Roots (an Overtown urban gardening program) is also founded the Academy for Community Education (later re-named Dr. Marvin Dunn Academy for Community Education), a Miami-Dade County high school for at-risk youth in the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Dunn is the author of Black Miami in the 20th Century (University Press of Florida, 2016).
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