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Cancelled! Florida’s Female Pioneers
Examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park.
Dr. Peggy Macdonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College. A native Floridian, her publications include a biography of environmental activist Marjorie Harris Carr and a forthcoming book on Florida’s female pioneers.
This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with Historic Hernando Preservation Society.
Date/time: April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Presented By:Peggy Macdonald, Scholar