Thursday, August 7, 2014

Jacksonville Public Library sponsors Dean Phelts on American Beach with Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

The author of two books about American Beach, one of Florida’s most historic blacks-only beach communities, will discuss her books and memories of the Civil Rights Movement at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 16, at Jacksonville’s Main Library at 303 N. Laura St.
Dean Phelts, author of “An American Beach for African Americans” and “The American Beach Cookbook,” spent many years as a librarian in the public library’s genealogy department and is a contributor to the Florida Star newspaper.
The free event will be held in the main library’s conference center
The library and the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1964’s Civil Rights Act with a special reading list and programs throughout this year. This event is part of the commemoration.


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