Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library


Dr. Nancy Long, a retired Bethune-Cookman University professor, will be discussing highlights from her book, “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’’ in a new series of programs on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The series is Connecting with the Community.

131107_dt_community01The Nov. 16 talk will be held in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.

Long is a retired professor of English at Bethune-Cookman University. She has a Ph.D. in English Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida.

Explores early life
Her book documents Bethune’s early years and how developments during that time influenced her later accomplishments. She overcame many hardships to become an internationally known figure and believed that all work was honorable no matter how menial the task.

Long is a former director of the National Writing Project/Daytona Beach.

She is president of the Heritage Preservation Trust, which oversees Lilian Place, the first house built, in 1884, on the Daytona Beach beachside, and the Hotchkiss House, built in 1905.

The Friends of the Daytona Beach Regional Library are sponsoring this event with support from the Florida Humanities Council.

For more information, call adult program coordinator Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.



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