Venue

Omni Amelia Island Resort, Fernandina Beach, Florida

October 18-21, 2022

Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa. Whether you prefer to stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach, spend the day kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands or tee off on one of the award-winning golf courses, you’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

All resort rooms provide private balconies and patios facing the ocean and provide a beautiful view of the Atlantic. Be sure to book at the discounted rate soon as the hotel may sell out. The discounted rate is only available until September 15, 2022, with the rate available to extended stays between Oct. 13 -25

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Historical Context

Amelia Island had been home to Timucua Native Americans until 1700s, when its history unfolded under French, Spanish, and British flags before the United States. The current name, Amelia Island, was given in 1735 in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II.

Situated just a short car ride away from the Omni is the historic American Beach. Founded in the early 1930’s by Abraham Lincoin Lewis, millionaire and president of the Afro American Insurance Company. As one of the few Florida beaches open to African Americans during segregation and Jim Crow law, the area was home to Evan’s Rendezvous nightclub and became a destination across the southeast.