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Inaugural Women’s History Month Breakfast "Who Was Mary McLeod Bethune, Really?"

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Name: Inaugural Women’s History Month Breakfast "Who Was Mary McLeod Bethune, Really?"
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Inaugural Women’s History Month Breakfast
Event Description:

Presented by the Orange County Regional History Center and the League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida

Of the more than 5,000 public statues depicting historic figures throughout the United States, it’s estimated that fewer than 10 percent are of women. Now, Florida will honor educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune of Daytona Beach (1875-1955) with a statue representing our state in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

Bethune will be the first African American to have a state-commissioned statue in Statuary Hall.

Join us for this exciting inaugural breakfast as we celebrate Women’s History Month, the centennial year of woman suffrage in the U.S., and the extraordinary life of Mary McLeod Bethune—educator, activist, champion of racial and gender equality, and advisor to presidents.

Featuring

Ashley Robertson Preston, Ph.D., of the African American Studies faculty, University of Florida,
Author of Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State.

Ersula K. Odom, “Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life”

Presented by the Orange County Regional History Center
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida
Wells’Built Museum of African American History & Culture
 

Tickets: $30 per person; Tables of eight: $240  

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 
Contact: Heidi.Jordan@ocfl.net  or call (407) 836-8559 

Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Central Florida, a nonprofit 501(c)3  
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Location:
Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
Date/Time Information:

Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m.

Contact Information:
RSVP to Amanda Henry (407) 836-7046
Fees/Admission:

Breakfast is $30 per person

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Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Central Florida, a nonprofit 501(c)3
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