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:
- Harriet Bedell, missionary and friend of the Seminoles
- Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and activist who is sometimes called “the female Booker T. Washington”
This program is presented by Anne Gardepe and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with CHWB guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity and rooms set to account for social distancing.
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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.