We—the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Ennis Davis of The Jaxson Magazine—invite you to join us on March 31 as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a virtual conversation about the many unsung female heroes who shaped Jacksonville’s historic LaVilla neighborhood and grew it into a thriving business and cultural center in the 20th century. From its founding to its heyday, from Susie King Taylor and the Eastern Stars of the Masonic Temple to Cora Crane and Eartha White, we’ll honor the women who played a role in the development of this neighborhood and contributed so much to our city.
Moderated by Ennis Davis, historian, urban planner and co-founder of The Jaxson Magazine, panelists include:
Gerry Urso, Grand Historian, Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida
Dr. TJ Boisseau, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Purdue University
Mamie Davis, attorney and CPA, Trustee and Treasurer, Historic Stanton, Inc.
This conversation is part of the Jacksonville History & Heritage series co-produced by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and The Jaxson Magazine.