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Speaking of History: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Mary Bethune McLeod

Join us for this virtual presentation by Ersula Know-Odom as she introduces us to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Dr. Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official – in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman; was founder of FDR’s “black cabinet;” served as president of the National Association of Colored Women; and founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women. After telling the story of Dr. Bethune, Ersula will come out of character and answer questions regarding her research and personal journey.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Friends of the Pinellas County Historical Society.

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February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm -
February 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Ersula Knox-Odom, Actress, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker
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Event Contact:

Sue Schneck
(727) 582-2472

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