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Brechner Series: The Hispanic Heritage of Central Florida

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2 p.m.

Join Dr. Steve Noll of the University of Florida as he examines the Hispanic dimensions of Florida’s past, from Ponce de León’s encounter in 1513 to today’s multiethnic Hispanic communities.

Dr. Steve Noll is a master lecturer in the History Department at the University of Florida, where he received his Ph.D. in 1991. He taught special education in the public schools of Alachua County for 28 years before moving full time to the university in 2004. He has written extensively on general Florida history as well as more specialized subjects ranging from the state’s environmental policy, the ill-fated Cross Florida Barge Canal, and the disability rights movement of the 1970s.

This free event will be held via the Zoom platform.

The year 2021 will mark 200 years since Florida’s American era began. This year’s theme of our Brechner Speaker Series, “Becoming Florida,” is an exploration of the histories of the people who inhabited Florida before it became a United States territory.