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Florida Women’s Fight for Suffrage with Dr. Peggy MacDonald
Join us for a special Women’s History Month program on Florida Women’s Fight for Suffrage. Dr. Peggy MacDonald will dig into traces Florida’s suffrage movement from its origins to early successes when Fay Gibson Moulton Bridges became the first Florida woman to vote after the 19th Amendment passed; when former Florida First Lady May Mann Jennings galvanized the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs to fight for equal suffrage and cofounded the Florida chapter of the League of Women Voters; and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune helped black men and women exercise their right to vote by offering classes to help students pass the literacy test and fundraising for a poll tax fund. Dr. MacDonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College. A native Floridian, Dr. MacDonald gives presentations on a variety of topics.
This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Marco Island Historical Society. 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 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presented By:Peggy Macdonald, Historian and Professor