• Florida History from Palmetto-Leaves to The Yearling to River of Grass

    Presented By Betty Jean Steinshouer Experience Florida through the milieu of three women authors, in character and costume: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Each wrote a book that put Florida on the map – in 1873, 1938, and 1947, respectively. Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida: 1866-1884

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  • 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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  • Majory Stoneman Douglas: A Life with the Everglades

    Presented By Jack Davis University of Florida historian Jack Davis draws on his award-winning biography to discuss the life and legacy of writer, feminist, and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, recognized as a Great Floridian. Dr. Jack E. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of

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