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The Legacy of the Friendly Church by the Side of the Road    NEW!

Churches are rich with history, and Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist is no different. This nearly 150-year-old church still meets today under granddaddy live oak trees and shares a connection in Ocala history that includes the Seminoles, an impactful black history as an early school, a place using natural landmarks including Nellie's pond, and is even connected to famed thoroughbred farms. Join us for a tour and history lesson. This class will meet at the church at 5000 SW College Rd.

A horse industry professional, Tammy Gantt also has another passion of sharing her knowledge of history to promote inclusivity and diversity. At university, she served as advisor for chapters in the National Black Pan-Hellenic Council; won numerous awards for her diversity-inspired programming and created student trips to significant black historical landmarks. She is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta, an organization committed to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.


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