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Mary McLeod Bethune in the Sunshine State


Mary McLeod Bethune in the Sunshine State

At the turn of the 20th century, Mary McLeod Bethune arrived in Daytona Beach with $1.50, looking to start a school. She overcame institutionalized racism, Ku Klux Klan threats and the ills of segregation to establish what is now Bethune-Cookman University, changing the course of Florida history with relentless faith and dedication to equality.

Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston in on faculty at UF’s African American Studies department. She received a doctorate in African Diaspora History/Public History from Howard University and teahes classes on Key Issues of Black Atlantic Thought and Mary McLeod Bethune: Black Women and Social Activism

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with the Amelia Island Museum of History.

Events Details:

Date/time: February 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm


Presented By:

Ashley Preston, Scholar

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:



Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Joshua Whitfield
Phone:
904-261-7378 x102
Email:
joshua@ameliamuseum.org

Event Venue:

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 S 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States
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