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Midtown Arts, Culture & History

Bethune-Cookman University

Founded on October 3, 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune. In 1923 the school merged with Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida (founded in 1872) and became co-ed...

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Black Heritage Trail

The Daytona Beach Black Heritage Trail illustrates the many aspects of the city's black heritage. The Trail hosts 18 locations including Daisy Stocking Park,...

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Carl S. Swisher Library at B-CU

The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resources Center transforms the scholarly community by providing exemplary services, adaptive and functional spaces,...

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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue at MMB Performing Arts Center

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a civil rights and women's rights pioneer and founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She was also appointed as an advisor to...

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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue at Riverfront Esplanade

The 13-foot-tall statue celebrates Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of a small school in the early 1900s that evolved into Bethune-Cookman University, a...

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Howard Thurman Home

The Historic Howard Thurman Home is the childhood home of one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. A native son of Daytona Beach, Dr....

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Mary McLeod Bethune Home & Gravesite

This National Historic Landmark is the former home of civil rights leader, educator and founder of Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Filled...

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Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center & Visual Arts Gallery

Located on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University, this $23 million facility can seat 2,500 and hosts a variety of cultural events and activities from large...

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Julia T. and Charles W. Cherry Sr. Cultural & Educational Center

Julia T. and Charles W. Cherry Sr. Cultural and Educational Center is a community center operated by the City of Daytona Beach and is centrally located next to...

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Mount Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

In 1885 a group of Christians, under the leadership of Rev. Joseph Brook Hankerson, recognized the need for African Americans to have a place to worship in the...

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Mount Zion AME Church

One of the area's oldest African-American churches, Mount Zion, was founded in 1888 and initially serviced the spiritual needs of the black settlement of...

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New Mount Zion Baptist Church

Black Baptists in Daytona initially attended Mount Bethel Baptist Church, founded in 1885 in Waycross, a black community on the city's south side. In 1898,...

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The Lucas Center

The Lucas Center is home to the The Harold V. Lucas Jr. Foundation, the Harold V. Lucas Sr. Florida Historical Marker and the Lucas Historical Memorabilia...

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