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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life
February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Venue:Florida B. Thomas Library
1008-1012 Harlem Academy Ave,
Clewiston, FL 33440
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 cabinet”; served as president of the National Association of Colored Women; founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women. In costume and in character, Ersula Odom portrays Dr. Bethune in 1954 and shares fascinating stories of her extraordinary contribution to democracy. She will then answer questions. After Dr. Bethune “leaves”, Odom will answer questions regarding her research.
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.