In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.
Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.
- This event has passed.
Women of To-Morrow: The Social Activism of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the fourth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Attendees can learn how the literary friendship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow contributed to women’s suffrage and other first wave feminist endeavors. Dr. Ashley Lear draws upon research from her book on the two authors to describe the ways in which both women addressed systemic social issues through their literature and their literary reputations, their shifting views and activism on race relations in America, their depictions of socio-economic class issues, and their dedication to environmentalism and animal rights.
Ashley Lear, Ph.D. is a Professor of Humanities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, where she teaches classes on narrative theory and technique in a range of courses. She is the author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow (2018) from the University Press of Florida. She is a former President and current trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, 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.
February 10 @ 10:00 am -
February 10 @ 11:00 am