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Title of Event/Tour: Spady Museum & Jewish Federation of SPBC Present, “Crossing Overtown”

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Time: 6 – 8pm

Contact Phone: 561-279-8883

Contact Email: [email protected]

Reservations Needed?: RSVP but registering below 

Description of Event: In a first-time collaboration, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) welcome audiences to learn more about the compelling origins of Overtown, a Miami city that encapsulates the indomitable spirit of the African American metropolis.

In their one-hour documentary, “Crossing Overtown,” Jewish filmmakers Scott Barnett and Johanna Vega delve into the unique role that Overtown plays in the national civil rights movement and its influence on other predominantly Black cities. The film tracks the legacy of Jim Crow America in South Florida and how black residents’ response to racism and discrimination would eventually lead to the nation’s only Black Precinct and Colored Courtroom in the Historic Village of Overtown.

A panel comprised of the director, historians and social justice activists featured in the film will follow the screening. Audiences can ask questions of Barnett; producer Joanna Vega; Overtown resident and Police Chief Delrish Moss; Dr. Tameka Hobbs; and HistoryMiami Museum Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George.


Thresholds Exhibit Spady Delray Beach Florida

Title of Event/Tour: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Presents, Thresholds

Duration: August 25 – December 26, 2023

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Phone: 561-279-8883

Contact Email: [email protected]

Reservations Needed?: NO 

Description of Activity: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum proudly announces its latest exhibit, Thresholds. This captivating showcase amplifies the enduring essence of African identity woven into the invaluable thread of legacy passed through time. From August 25 to December 26, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique blend of African art and artifacts that narrate tales of transcendence, spiritual ritual, initiation, celebration, and intergenerational protection. Thresholds sheds light on the importance of safeguarding individual and collective health through the rituals and traditions of the African continent. Each carefully curated artifact narrates a tale of transcendence and intergenerational protection. Visitors can explore this exhibit featuring pieces from the Spady Museum Collection and special artifacts from the Kay Crawford Collection and the Dr. Cecil Jonas Collection. Thresholds is co-curated by Joanne Hamsptead and Khaulah Naima Nuruddin. 


West Settlers Walking Tour

The West Settlers Neighborhood is one of the oldest settlements in Delray Beach. Pioneers from North Florida, the Bahamas and the Gullah Geechee coast came to Delray in the 1800s and 1900s seeking a safe place to build their American lives and raise their children. On this tour you will hear stories of some of those pioneers and their contributions Delray Beach.

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m.
  • Open to the Public
  •  $25
  • Reservation Required-Call 561.702.5300 or reserve below

Location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
170 N.W. 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


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