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The Impact of Mary McLeod Bethune on the Daytona Beach Area

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the third program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Attendees can learn from Dr. Len Lempel how Mary McLeod Bethune and her school, The Daytona Literary and Industrial School for Negro Girls, immediately impacted Daytona upon her arrival in the city in 1904. The program focuses on Bethune and her school’s impact in fostering greater interracial communication in Daytona, the promotion of racial integration, empowering and improving lives in the community.

Dr. Len Lempel is a Professor of History, Emeritus at Daytona State College where taught U.S. and African American history from 1996 to 2015. He has numerous publications on the African American community in the Daytona Beach area. He has co-produced several documentary films and is currently completing a feature-length documentary on The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune.

Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am; the program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series 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:

February 3 @ 10:00 am -
February 3 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
Len Lempel, Professor of History, Emeritus, Daytona State College
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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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