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Coffee and Conversations: Making a Way Out of No Way

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Making a Way Out of No Way is a popular African-American expression. Dr. Bireda, portraying pioneer Queen Andrews answers questions posed by W.E.B DuBois regarding the agency and joy expressed by African-Americans during Jim Crow, including the values, virtues, creativity, and resilience in the community.

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

This program is part of exhibition programming for The School : The Story of George Washington Carver and Black Education in Citrus County on view at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum August 3 through October 19, 2024. Visitors can explore this interactive digital exhibit to hear stories of struggle, perseverance, and resolve from the Black community of Citrus County through the stories of the George Washington Carver Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School, as they made a way out of no way and built a vibrant community before, during, and after segregation.

Registration is required to attend. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Citrus County Historical Society. 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. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 12 @ 7:00 pm -
September 12 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Lindsey Gilbert Hinnrichs
(352) 341-3428

Event Venue:

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
1 Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450
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Venue Phone:
(352) 341-3428

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