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Pandemics and Protests: America in 1919 and 2020

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pandemics and Protests: America in 1919 and 2020

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The fifth presentation will explore the ways in which the social climate of America in 2020 mirrors that of 1919, and examine the similarities and differences as well as the factors influencing the social conflicts in each year.

Dr. Martha Bireda is a true “Grits”, girl raised in the sun. She is a seventh generation Floridian and a descendant of one of the founding families in Punta Gorda. She is the author of ten books, the latest, “A Time for Change: How White Supremacy Ideology Harms All Americans.” Presently, Dr. Bireda is Director of the Blanchard House Museum. She is a frequent public speaker, lecturer, and Living History re-enactor.

This program is free, including an opening reception with refreshments at 9:30AM. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building, and the handicap entrance is at the rear of the building.

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 14 @ 10:00 am -
January 14 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum
Event Fee:
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Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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Venue Phone:
(407) 497-5755

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