Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston on stage at the Woodson Museum

ST. PETERSBURG — Throughout the struggle for equality in the United States, civil rights activists often disagreed on the direction of the movement or how to best attain their goals. These differences of opinion are perhaps best exemplified by Mary McLeod Bethune and Zora Neale Hurston and their vision of a racially integrated society.

Zora Neale HurstonOn Thurs., Feb. 11 at the Carter G. Woodson Museum of African American History, veteran dramatists Ersula Odom Knox and Phyllis McEwen will portray these iconic women, providing insight into the world in which they lived and their vision for the future of race in America.

The free event is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. The Woodson museum is located at 2240 Ninth Ave. S.

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