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Public Square Speakers Series

WSRE Public Square presents film screenings and personalities, who have achieved renown for their contributions to education, the arts, sciences or media, in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College. Public Square events are open to the public. Admission is free!

Programs begin at 7pm ▪ Doors open at 6pm
WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Open to the Public ▪ Free Admission

Directions: WSRE is located on the Pensacola State College campus (building 23) at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. The station sits at the corner of 12th Ave. and College Blvd. Parking for the Amos Studio is located at the west end of the station, off College Blvd. near the PSC Hartsell Arena and pool.

Ersula Knox Odom

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

March 5, 2019

An author, motivational speaker and Florida Humanities Council La Florida performer, Ersula Knox Odom will portray legendary educator and black leader Mary McLeod Bethune in 1954. In costume and in character, she will share stories of Bethune’s extraordinary contribution to democracy as a New Deal government official in one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the FDR 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.