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Powerful Doctoring Women

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Powerful Doctoring Women by Martha R. Bireda

Grannies and midwives were powerful “doctoring women” who provided the foundation of healthcare for enslaved African Americans in Florida. Listen, learn, taste, smell, and touch as one such woman named Pearl shares the plants and herbs that kept enslaved Africans healthy on the Bellamy plantation

Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., is Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, located in Punta Gorda, Florida. For over 30 years, Dr. Bireda has consulted, lectured, and written about social issues related to race, gender, class, power, and culture. Dr. Bireda’s articles will explore and examine critical issues past and present that impact our global society. She believes that awareness and recognition of the universality of social issues can contribute to the resolution of problems that affect all societies, and confirm our human connectivity.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with the Manatee Observation and Education Center.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm -
February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Martha Bireda, Scholar
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

April Frederick

Event Venue:

Manatee Observation and Education Center
480 North Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, 34950 United States
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