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MEDIA ALERT: WSRE Public Square and Pensacola State College Present "Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune comes to life"

Last Updated by Mary Riker on

WHO:  Ersula Knox Odom, an author, motivational speaker and Florida Humanities Council La Florida performer, portrays legendary educator, civil rights leader and government official Mary McLeod Bethune in 1954.

WHAT:  Free WSRE Public Square event: “Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life.” In costume and character, Ersula Knox Odom will share stories of Bethune’s contributions to democracy as a New Deal government official in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration and the highest held by an African American woman. Bethune was founder of Bethune-Cookman University, founder of FDR’s “black cabinet,” served as president of the National Association of Colored Women, and founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women.

WHEN:  7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College

WHY:  WSRE Public Square presents public talks on topics related to the arts, science, education and media. This presentation is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Speakers Series grant awarded to Pensacola State College, WSRE’s licensee. The Florida Humanities Council partners with community organizations around the state. Support is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

HOW:  Admission is free. Visit wsre.org/speakers to register and learn more.

 

Photo Note:  Ersula Knox Odom will portray legendary educator, civil rights leader and government official Mary McLeod Bethune at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on March 5.

Media Contact:
Mary Riker
mriker@wsre.org