Discover Share Celebrate Grow African American Stories
The Ezra Gerry Museum and Research Center celebrates the history and culture of Historic Belmont DeVilliers through art, historical artifacts and digital collections. The museum, located at 422 N. Coyle Street, is being restored in a 1880s-era house and is expected to open in 2020.
The Center for the Innovation Workforce provides experiential learning to students, preparing them for the innovation economy. For these intelligent minds, science and technology come alive as virtual reality, robotics, data science, artificial intelligence and computing.
November 7 - 8, 2019
Viola! is a new work on the fate of the Viola Edwards Hospital which opened in 1922 as the first African American-owned hospital in Pensacola, Florida. The fate of the hospital and its owner is at the core of this story and reveals two women’s lives altered in pursuit of the American dream.
Join us for this two-day event with a panel discussion and song cycle premiere.
CHARLIE, an acronym for Connecting History and Robotics. Learning Innovation Education., teaches history, arts and culture to students using humanoid robots. CHARLIE gives students an educational opportunity, academic enhancement and employment skills as they discover the value and lessons that history provides through programming and interacting with robots.
The Block Bots is an ongoing after-school, weekend and summer program that provides experiential learning of the building blocks of math and science for students to learn the basics of programming robots and machines for manufacturing. How cool to experiment with humanoid, insect, computing and manufacturing robots!
The Scholars on the Blocks advances the scholarship of students through art, history, science and technology. The young scholars learn positive behaviors associated with teamwork, diversity and community-building by exploring the careers in the building of the Historic Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood. Students hear from those in different professions, tour the neighborhood, and get involved in a hands-on activity of the profession.