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Hot Topics - From Reconstruction to 2020: Black Women's Triumphant Path to Voting
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:15 AM until 1:00 PM
Sorosis Womans Club of Orlando
501 East Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Hot Topic Luncheons
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
As we begin our Centennial celebration of the 19th amendment and the right for women to vote we are grateful to those who fought long and hard to gain the right that those of us today enjoy.
We must also acknowledge that this right was not universally granted to all and some of the same suffragettes we praise did not support rights for ALL women.
Long after the 19th amendment was implemented, the fight continued for women (and men) of color. Many women played a significant role in the civil rights movement for those of color who continued to be disenfranchised.
We will have a distinguished panel that includes a historian, a civil rights pioneer and an elected official who is a modern representation of that progress. Join us for an illuminating discussion of lost history and future promise.
February Hot Topics Bonus - Panelist Book Signing
Join us for a book signing of panelist, Dr. Lavon Bracy's children's book, A Brave Little Cookie, after the presentation at February's Hot Topics.
A Brave Little Cookie is a children’s storybook illustrating the difficulties and struggles of the civil rights era and what it took to succeed against impossible odds. This is a story about the courage of one girl, in one city, in one state, that made an impact for many children in many places. It’s the story of a girl called “Cookie” who represented every black girl and boy in her city by integrating the school system in Gainesville, Florida. It is a perfect complement to our panel's discussion of the triumphant rise of women of color in their struggle for the vote and equal rights.
The hard cover cost is $20, the soft copy is $12. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.