AFRICAN AMERICANS OF TAMPA

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AT SULA'S FEET

Life lyrics and recollections. Some things will make you cry, some will make think, and some will make you laugh out loud.

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Mary McLeod Bethune Portrayed by Ersula Odom

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official -- she was one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman. She was

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60 Years Later & Still Gorgeous

The December book launch of African Americans of Tampa was a resounding success. Before the program began I was signing books  people purchased as they arrived when I heard Clemmie Perry, CEO of Women of Color Golf, ask a question from the sign in form. She asked “Are you or an ancestor in the book?” The response was “Yes, that’s me on

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Plant City Photo Archives Feature Local Authors

Professor Rudy.  Cindy from the Plant City Photo Archives & History Center had made it a project to study the African Americans of  Tampa and to her sheer delight she found her favorite high school math teacher. She called him and from page 90 of AAOT Rudolph “Rudy” Arnao sprang to life.  He came to the December 2014

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Ersula

Ersula Knox Odom, author, essayist, workshop leader, FHC Mary McLeod Bethune Road Scholar, motivational speaker and prize winning life lyricist, reads from her debut book “At Sula’s Feet”. She shares the fond and treasured recollections of a country girl whose life was shaped and enriched by the wit, wisdom and love of her grandmother. Journey

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Mary McLeod Bethune Portrayed by Ersula Knox Odom

DR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE Travels From The Pages of History To Your Black History Program Celebrate Brown VS Board of Education’s 60th Anniversary With Dr. Bethune’s Story Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official — she was one of the 20 highest-level offices

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