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Florida’s Female Pioneers

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.

Peggy Macdonald is an historian and author of Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment, as well as a writer for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town Magazine, and Senior Times Magazine.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Friends of the Pine Lisland Library.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm -
January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Peggy Macdonald, Scholar
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Ellen Ballard

Event Venue:

Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Rd
Bokeelia, FL 33922 United States
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