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Florida Talks Presents: Powerful Doctoring Women

Powerful Doctoring Women by Martha R. Bireda

Grannies and midwives were powerful “doctoring women” who provided the foundation of healthcare for enslaved African Americans in Florida. Listen, learn, taste, smell, and touch as one such woman named Pearl shares the plants and herbs that kept enslaved Africans healthy on the Bellamy plantation, presented by Dr. Martha Bireda. Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. For over 30 years, Dr. Bireda has consulted, lectured, and written about social issues related to race, gender, class, power, and culture. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Broward Public Library Foundation.

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

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Date/time: February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum of Black History and Culture

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Loria Tillman
(954) 765-1573

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