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The History of Sarasota’s African American Community




Vickie Oldham, CEO of Vickie O. Heritage Productions, Inc., is a local historian associated with the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition.  She is a former television journalist.  Walter Gilbert is the former head of the Sarasota NAACP.  They will discuss the African American community and how its evolution has impacted the Sarasota of today.  Included in their presentation will be Sarasota’s history of beach integration, curfews, and school desegregation.  The webinar will conclude with attendee questions about the issues facing African Americans in Sarasota today and conversation about how we can work together to accomplish positive change.