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Florida Lecture Series: Leslie Kemp Poole

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Image result for Leslie Kemp PooleLeslie Kemp Poole, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College, presents
“Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century”

Even before they had the right to vote, women were at the forefront of the fight to save Florida’s unique environment. Most likely the fight began in 1900 when a group of Miami women organized the first meeting of the Florida Audubon Society. In Saving Florida, Leslie Kemp Poole, tells the exciting story of these
women, the ones who prompted legislation to establish Florida’s first state park (which later became the core of Everglades National
Park), and many other women including the towering environmental legacies of the three “Marjories”: author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,
scientist/activist Marjorie Harris Carr, and journalist/activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. A fourth-generation Floridian, Leslie Kemp Poole is an award-winning writer and historian. After a distinguished career in journalism Poole pursued doctoral work in history, earning her Ph.D. from the University
of Florida in 2012. She teaches at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Location: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

All programs are held at 7:00 PM on the Florida Southern College campus in Lakeland and are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Dr. James M. Denham at 863.680.3001 or email jdenham@flsouthern.edu

The Florida Lecture Series is a forum that brings speakers to the Florida Southern College campus who explore Florida life and culture. The lecture series covers a wide range of disciplines, including history, public affairs, law, sociology, criminology, anthropology, literature, and art. The overall objective of the series is to bring members of the community, the faculty, and the student body together to interact with and learn from leading scholars in their fields.

The Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. Center for Florida History

Founded in 2001, the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History strives to enhance the teaching, study, and writing of Florida history. The center seeks to preserve the state’s past through cooperative efforts with historical societies, preservation groups, museums, public programs, media, and interested persons. This unique center, housed in the Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay, Jr., Archives Center, is a source of continuing information created to increase appreciation for Florida history.


October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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