Black History Month
Students at a South Florida school got an academy award experience on campus on Thursday.
The late Doris Ison of Florida City was a visionary and trailblazer. Dissatisfied with health care for African-Americans, Ison broke barriers in 1971 and created a health center in south Miami-Dade, which today has grown into Community Health of South Florida Incorporated, serving thousands of South Floridians from all walks of life. To coincide with Black History Month, C-H-I is planning a special tribute to Ison.
A collection of Nelson Mandela’s personal drawings are on display at a local exhibition titled “Mandela Legacy”. The pieces were sketched by Mr. Mandela after his 27-year imprisonment. We focus on the drawings, their significance, and the timing of the exhibit during Black History Month.
As part of our celebration of Black History Month we profile Thelma Gibson. Born in the 1920s, this Miami native not only witnessed life here leading up to the civil rights movement, she fought tooth and nail for civil rights. Ms. Gibson was also one of the founders of the Jewish Home for the Aged, and one of the women who started the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Dade County, South Florida’s first women’s chamber.
Looking for something to do this weekend that is a little out of the ordinary? Why not head to the Florida Keys for a stroll through history.
“It’s been a lot of good times and a lot of bad times but all in all, it’s been a great life. It’s been beyond anything I thought.” Reflections made by a man whose life reads like chapters in American History.
CBS4 is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing special people who contributed to South Florida’s black history.
Miami Heat Guard Ray Allen has been taking on some extra hobbies outside of the court including designing t-shirts.
A dedication ceremony to honor late civil rights activist Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. will take place at the Little River Post Office February 22nd.
Bringing history to life, guided tours through Key West’s famed cemetery at the end of the month will focus on African-Americans who helped shape the “Southernmost City.”