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Powerful Doctoring Women

Powerful Doctoring Women by Martha R. Bireda

Dr. Bireda will explore and examine critical issues past and present that impact our global society. Listen, learn, taste, and touch as Granny/Midwife Pearl shares the plants and herbs she uses to keep enslaved Africans healthy on the Bellamy Plantation. Learn about herbs used for preventative, curative, as well as resistance purposes by women who refused to breed children for the slave economy.

This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Avon Park.Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Events Details:

Date/time: March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented By:

Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture

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Event Contact:

Nancy Fisk
(813) 482-4868

Venue Information:

Event Venue:

Avon Park Community Center
310 W Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825 United States
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(813) 482-4868

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