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Legacy Giving: 
Make a commitment to Florida's future through a planned gift to the Florida Humanities Council. Please contact Brenda Clark at 727-873-2009 or   
Grant Deadlines
Noon, June 1, 2016, Applications due.
Issue: April 2016
Why is Florida a political powerhouse
(and how did this happen)?
When political pundits try to read the tea leaves in presidential elections, why do they look to Florida for clues? Here's how and why our state became the one to watch. Join the conversation on our blog: This year, will they again say, "As Florida goes, so goes the nation"? Read all about it here.

Walk in the footsteps
of a freedom fighter 
Download our free walking-tour app to follow the trail of 19th-century Cuban revolutionary José Martí in Tampa's historic Ybor City. Listen to lively, colorful stories as you stroll to sites where Martí gave rousing speeches, organized support, and recruited fighters to help free Cuba from Spain.
Bringing Florida stories to life:
See our newly funded grant projects 
"Voyage to Freedom," a project planned by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, will explore the story of Cuban rafters. Learn more about this and many other fascinating cultural projects we are supporting through our grants program.   For more projects we've funded, click here.
Photo by U.S. Coast Guard_ Key West
Photo by U.S. Coast Guard, Key West
Events around the state
Here are a few highlights of hundreds of free events we sponsor. For more, go to our Events Calendar:
  • April 29 at 8 p.m., Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero: Enjoy "The Perfect Island of Doctor Teed," a play about the founder of the Koreshan Unity Community.
  • May 5 at 6:30 p.m., Brooksville City Hall: Learn about the dramatic changes in Florida since 1945, with historian Steve Noll.
  • May 18 at 6 p.m., Selby Public Library, Sarasota: Experience "Looking for Angola," tracing an early 19th-century maroon community on the Manatee River, with anthropologist Uzi Baram.
  • May 18 at 6 p.m., Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola: Join photographer Mac Stone for a stunning visual journey through the Everglades.