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March 23, 2023

Arts Picks | Mar. 24-26

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday  Beaches Fine Arts Series Presents: Alon Goldstein St. Pauls-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | Jacksonville Beach  The Beaches Fine Arts concert series returns to St. Pauls-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Jax Beach. This Friday, BFAS hosts world-renowned pianist Alon Goldstein tickling the ivories through

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March 21, 2023

THE JAXSON | 5 women’s history sites and stories in Jacksonville

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are a few sites and stories associated with women who transformed our community and nation. May Mann Jennings Known as the “Mother of Florida Forestry,” May Mann Jennings was one of the most influential people in Florida during the 20th century. After being the First Lady of Florida from 1901 to 1905, Jennings

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March 15, 2022

THE JAXSON | 6 women’s history sites in Jacksonville

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are six sites associated with women who transformed our community and nation. Born Ninah May Holden in 1875 and the wife of lumber magnate Arthur Cummer, Ninah was an avid gardener, parks advocate, art collector and philanthropist. She organized relief efforts in response to the Great Fire of 1901 and served as a

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March 1, 2022

THE JAXSON | 5 female writers from Jacksonville

In honor of the start of Women’s History Month, here are five women with ties to Jacksonville whose writing affected the world: Born in March 1891 to prominent Jacksonville attorney John Doggett and and Florida history writer Carrie Van Deman, Carita Doggett Corse was a historian and writer in charge of the Works Progress Administration’s Florida Writers’ Project during the

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February 28, 2022

OPINION | Differences make us better

On this first day of Women’s History Month I’m celebrating the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was ecstatic to see the deep brown-skinned Black woman with sister locs standing in her full grace and glory as she accepted President Biden’s nomination to the high court. But beside my childlike giddiness resided

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