Speaker: Lu Vickers – February 18, 2023 – Paradise Park
Topic: In 1949, during the Jim Crow era, Silver Springs’ owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did something unique: they created a place for African-American tourists. Located downriver, they dubbed their creation “Paradise Park for Colored People”. From 1949 to 1969, the former Silver Springs boat captain Eddie Vereen ran one of the most popular places for African Americans to visit in the country.
Where: Palm Coast Community Center
When: February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am