Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach Cultural Sites

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Daytona Beach Cultural Sites

Bethune-Cookman College
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1904 by Dr. Mary McCloud Bethune as Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Girls to provide continuing education for African American girls excluded from other colleges during segregation; her initial capital was less than $100; the school merged with Cookman Institute in 1923; this United Methodist Church-related college has come a long way from the days when students did day work to pay for tuition and used berry juice for writing ink; today “BCC”, as the locals call it, is a growing liberal arts college offering a wide range of disciplines and campus amenities to more than 2300 undergrads, plus a social life typical of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; an alumnus, Dr. Oswald P. Bronson Sr., president since 1975.
ADDRESS: 640 Second Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL
PHONE: 386-255-1401

Tropical Gourmet Jamaican Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican Cuisine with an emphasis on curry chicken, goat, oxtail and shrimp; seats 25.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-10p
ADDRESS: 1061 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL MAP
PHONE: 386-255-2256

African American and Caribbean Museum of the Arts
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1994, this small, but important museum features 150+ pieces of art from Western, Eastern and Southern Africa plus Haiti; check their website for changing exhibitions schedule.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 10a-4p
ADDRESS: 325 South Clara Avenue, Deland, FL
PHONE: 386-736-4004