Tag Archives: history

Juneteenth 5K Walk brings out the Gainesville community

Fearing Mother Nature might have her way, participants of Gainesville’s Juneteenth Freedom Walk got a reprieve as cloudy skies played peek-a-boo with the sun Saturday morning. “The walk provides an educational experience in the community where you see people across the community come together to learn some of the real …

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The Point, June 20, 2022: A Florida Education Association Is Pushing Back On The State’s New “Anti-Woke” Law

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Florida higher education union decries new ‘anti-WOKE’ law. “In the wake of an anti-WOKE legislative session distinguished by controversial education bills, one Florida union representing university faculty members is pushing …

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City of Gainesville buys 400 paintings to honor one of its most beloved local painters

Alyne Harris, 79, a painter from Gainesville, Florida, has been painting since a young age. She draws inspiration from nature and other favorite subjects such as angels, church scenes, and people in her community. Some of her art is inspired by African American traditions. Her painting routine occurs mostly at night after completing her work earlier in the day.

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