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Florida Talks Event: Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune Comes to Life
Join us at the Pinellas County African American History Museum (1101 Marshall Street Clearwater, FL 33755- parking and entrance on Grant St.) to hear Ersula Odoms-Knox speak on Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune.
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 the 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 Florida Humanities and the Pinellas County African American History Museum.
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.
Date/time: March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented By:Ersula Knox-Odom, Storyteller