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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

February 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mary McLeod Bethune

Join us for a free presentation by Ersula Know-Odom as she introduces us to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Dr. 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 cabinet;” served as president of the National Association of Colored Women; and founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women. After telling the story of Dr. Bethune, Ersula will come out of character and answer questions regarding her research and personal journey. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Historic Ritz Theatre.

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, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm -
February 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Ersula Knox-Odom, Actress and Storyteller
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Event Contact:

Alyssa Garber
(863) 937-1414

Event Venue:

Historic Ritz Theatre
263 W Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33803
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