February, 2017 Membership Meeting

"Reflections on the Black Experience in Putnam County"

A presentation by Cynthia O. Asia

The February, 2017 membership meeting of the Putnam County Historical Society will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison Street, Palatka.

Our presenter will be Putnam County native and career educator Cynthia O. Asia. Ms. Asia will share the story of her family and her experience of life during segregation and the Civil Rights era. She will give us an overview of Black owned businesses and their impact on the growth of our community.

We believe you will find her insight into our educational system informative and she will conclude with her perspective of our community in the 21st century.

Cynthia O. Asia was educated in the public schools of Putnam County and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bethune-Cookman University in 1971. She attended the University of Florida and the University of North Florida for reading and guidance certifications and received her Masters of Education from Florida A&M University in 1978.

She began teaching at Browning-Pearce Elementary School, later becoming a guidance counselor, school principal, and district administrator. She served as coordinator of elementary education, director of elementary education and area director. She served as associate trustee and adjunct professor for Bethune-Cookman University. Retiring in 2006, she continues to work as an education consultant.

You won't want to miss this interesting presentation. Light refreshments will be served following the program. We recommend early arrival as seating is limited.