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Revealing a Hidden History: Coral Way – Maria R. Coady

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Florida has a long and rich history of bilingualism and bilingual education.  This talk by Dr. Maria Coady (UF College of Ed) and key guest speakers will illuminate the history of Coral Way Elementary School, Miami, Florida – a public school that was transformed by the immigration of Cuban children displaced during the early 1960s.  Dr. Coady will share insights about her book, The Coral Way Bilingual Program, which narrates Coral Way’s history as the first publicly-funded bilingual school in the US.  The book uses material from the Smathers Libraries Coral Way digital collection and oral histories from teachers, administration, and alumni.

Guest speakers include Orestes Gonzalez, Bess de Farber, Britanny Kester, Pia Molina, and Perry Collins.

This event is sponsored by a Programs in the Public Humanities Grant from the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment), Smathers Libraries, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and UF Quest.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bess de Farber