Summer of ’64 talk topic
Ponte Vedra Beach: Scott A. Grant takes listeners back to a historically significant period of time in north Florida’s history: The Summer of ’64. This 45-minute in-depth and fascinating discussion will take place at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6. to 7:30 p.m., with a light reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online at ccpvb.org, by calling 904.280.0614, or by visiting the Cultural Center. The Cultural Center’s national pop art exhibition 1¢ LIFE will be opening the same day as the lecture. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the exhibition while enjoying the lecture.
|This lecture is part of a series of programs and events crafted to enhance the 1¢ LIFE exhibition. This exhibition will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the landmark publication, 1¢ LIFE, with over 55 important original graphics and poems from the publication, which debuted in 1964. The exhibition will also accompany the Cultural Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. The exhibition is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions in association with Denenberg Fine Arts. For more information about the exhibit and related programming, visit ccpvb.org or call 904.280.0614.|
|The Summer of ’64 lecture focuses on dramatic social events and natural disasters, which culminated in the signing of The Civil Rights Act and put North Florida on the map, ultimately inspiring social change. Martin Luther King Jr., protests in St. Augustine, Hurricane Dora, and Bullet Bob Hayes are just a few highlights of this dynamic speaking engagement. Scott A. Grant is an expert historian and lively speaker on the topic of ‘The Summer of 1964’ in Northeast Florida. Many famous people came together that summer to protest or fight for desegregation.|
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