With first names like Zora, Marjorie, Harriett, Mary, and last names like Hurston, Stoneman Douglas, Bedell and Bethune, Florida’s female trailblazers paved the way for women rights, healthcare reform and civil rights. You can thank a Florida woman if you’ve ever learned about or felt compelled to visit the Everglades, received breast cancer treatment or attended a historically black college or university. In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to learn about and examine the lives and accomplishments of eight remarkable women who made their marks as Great Floridians.
Instructor Anne Gardepe, whose fields of interest lies in women’s history and the Sunshine State, will lead you in a lively, in-depth discussion focused on the women who not only changed the state of Florida but the world. Gardepe will present two female pioneers during each session in this series.
In this session, you’ll learn more about:
- Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida’s first female U.S. Representative
- Marjorie Harrie Carr, the unsung hero of Florida’s environment
This program is presented by Anne Gardepe and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
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About the Program Presenter
Anne Gardepe is a former member of the Volunteer Faculty at the Rollins College Center for Lifelong Learning and has taught four courses: “The Life and Literary Works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,” “Colonial American Life from A-Z,” “Florida’s Three Marjories” and “Florida: A Land Remembered.” Gardepe is also a former teacher for Orange County Public Schools, retiring in 2007 after 37 years. She is a former volunteer tutor with the Adult Literacy League and has worked as a docent at the Orange County Regional History Center.