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Florida’s Female Pioneers

Join Reflections of Manatee for an in-depth exploration of the founding women of Florida. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female physician, ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida (and probably the nation) after the Civil War. Harriet Beecher Stowe kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the first in her family to be born into freedom, became one of the first female college presidents in the world. Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was the first elected female tribal chair of any American Indian tribe in the nation.

Dr. Peggy Macdonald examines the lives of these women and others who have shaped the Sunshine State.

Funding for this program was provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Reflections of Manatee.

Events Details:

Date/time: March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented By:

Dr. Peggy MacDonald, Public historian; Adjunct Professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College

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Event Contact:

Jean Lammie
(727) 858-5506

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Event Venue:

Reflections of Manatee
1302 4th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
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