• Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

    Presented By Ersula Knox-Odom Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official — in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman; was founder of FDR’s “black

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  • The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles

    Presented By Rosalyn Howard African slaves have often risked life and limb to escape southern slavery, but their options for sanctuary were extremely limited. Some fled to the Caribbean, while others fled south and joined forces with another group of freedom-seekers: the Seminoles. Dr. Rosalyn Howard will examine the African influence

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