Florida Tech Humanities Lecture: African-American Communities in Central Florida

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Kicking off Florida Tech’s Spring Humanities Lecture Series will be Dr. Benjamin Brotemarkle, professor of humanities and department chair at Brevard Community College in Titusville. He will present “African- American Communities in Central Florida” on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. It is open and free to the public.
Brotemarkle is author of the award-winning book, Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida. He also was creator, producer and host of the weekly public radio program, The Arts Connection, on WMFE 90.7-FM in Orlando from 1992 to 2000. He serves on the board of directors of the Florida Historical Society and is a member of the Brevard County Historical Commission. He is also a board member of the Association to Preserve African American Society, History and Tradition, and helps plan, present and promote activities and exhibitions at the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture in Orlando. He is the education committee chairman for the Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities, organizing a variety of cultural activities.
Brotemarkle earned a doctoral degree in humanities and history from the Union Institute and University; a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Rollins College; and an associate’s degree in voice performance from the Florida School of the Arts. He lives in Titusville.
The presentation will be on the Florida Tech campus in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room.
For more information, call (321) 674-8082.

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