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Amazing Florida Women: African and African-American Contributions to Culture: Powerful Doctoring Women

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this presentation, Dr. Bireda examines the many contributions enslaved Africans and African Americans have made to American culture. Traditional culture retentions survived the Middle Passage and have influenced present-day American culture. This presentation provides surprising and previously untold facts about the impact of African and African American culture upon American culture as a whole. Registration is not required to attend. The Lake Wales Public Library’s Schoenoff Meeting Room is located in the library’s lower level. Parking is available on the north and south parking losts. The south parking lot is closest to the meeting room and most accessible.

Dr. Martha Bireda is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. For over twenty-five years, she was a consultant and trainer for issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class for school districts, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. She is the author of A Time for Change: How White Supremacy Ideology Harms All Americans, released in September 2022, The Womb Rebellion, and is a monthly contributor to wsimag.org. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Lake Wales Library Association. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 13 @ 6:00 pm -
February 13 @ 7:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Presenter Information
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Tina Peak
Phone:
(863) 241-7574

Event Venue:

Lake Wales Public Library – Schoenoff Meeting Room
290 Cypress Garden Lane
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
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Venue Phone:
(863) 241-7574

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