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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

Event Date:

March 5 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Pensacola State College 1000 College Blvd., Building 23
Pensacola, FL 32504

Organizer:

Michael Lane
850-484-1393
wmlane@pensacolastate.edu

Program Description:

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.

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