Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.
Historian Peggy Macdonald examines some of the notable women who have shaped the Sunshine State, from Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida, to Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first female tribal chair of any American Indian tribe in the nation. Macdonald illustrates her fascinating talk with rich visual images drawn from the Matheson History Museum, State Archives of Florida, and other repositories.
The Brechner Speaker Series honors the late Joseph L. Brechner, a longtime journalist, Central Florida community leader, and television pioneer who is also remembered as one of Orlando’s first clear public voices for civil rights.
All Brechner Speaker Series programs are free and take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Parking is available at the Library Garage, 112 E. Central.