Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Jim Crow Florida

Presented By Betty Jean Steinshouer

Much has been written about what went on at Cross Creek between the author of The Yearling and her relationships with people of color, including her employees such as Martha Mickens and Idella Parker, and her friends Zora Neale Hurston and Pearl Primus. In this PowerPoint presentation, Betty Jean Steinshouer will draw on fifteen years of primary research to set the record straight on Marjorie and Race.

Betty Jean Steinshouer has been doing public programs and teacher seminars for the Florida Humanities Council since 1989 and has toured 43 other states for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Big Read program of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Fellow in the Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida.

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