Here are some SAAC updates about our current programs, events, and efforts to convert a historic house into an African American arts, culture, and history center in Sarasota.
Our momentum to complete the repairs and renovations to the Leonard Reid House is growing. This effort is possible because of the commitment of multiple Sarasota philanthropists. Because of their kind donations and their belief that Black history is American history –– not only in February, but yearlong. We send them and all of our supporters our heart felt gratitude. The lights are on now and contractors have been landscaping and mulching the exterior of the building. Soon other renovations such as a new restroom will be coming soon as well. We also thank our partners, particularly the Amaryllis Park Neighborhood Association and their president Mary Butler. Together, we’ll work magic in Newtown.
The Reid Family’s impact and influence remains. SAACC is anxious to continue this legacy of community service with the Leonard Reid House opening soon as the site of our African American arts, culture and history center.
Come learn more about other SAAC updates that we’ve been up to and discover how you can help promote African American arts, culture, and history in the community of Sarasota and the Tampa Bay area.
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