Palm Coast, FL – AAUW Flagler welcomes Randy Jaye, a historian of United States history who specializes in local, regional, and national aspects of historic preservation. Randy Jaye has had a lifelong passion and interest in history and is now dedicated to preserving and documenting as much of it as possible.

He will be talking about his book, Perseverance: Episodes of Black History from the Rural South, Saturday, April 2nd, 10:30 a.m. at Cypress Knoll Golf Club You are invited to embark on a journey through various episodes of black history from the rural South, complete with local historical adventures.

This book was inspired by the fact that many aspects of black history in many parts of the rural South are both underappreciated and under-documented. Many of the local episodes of black history in this presentation occurred in Flagler County, Florida, and are excellent microcosms of black history from the rural South.

He has recently researched and nominated four properties that have been successfully added to the National Register of Historic Places.

He graduated from California State University with both a Masters and a Bachelor’s degree. He has lived in Florida for over 25 years and has traveled extensively throughout the state, amassing a large database of historical information. Recognizing that Florida has the oldest European-influenced history in the United States, he is dedicated to researching, exploring, and writing about its fascinating and important diversity, as well as how it has influenced the development and establishment of the nation’s identity. He is currently a member of the Ormond Beach Historical Society’s Board of Directors.

The General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32164. Lunch is available for $15.00 per person cash or check and $16 per person for credit card. For reservations and menu options, please contact Sally Smeaton by email: AAUWFlagler1984@gmail.com by March 31, 2022. You may also pay in advance by using our secure payment system through the link located on the Side Bar on our website.

Media Release: AAUW Flagler Branch

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