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They Dared to DreamFlorida Women Who Shaped History$
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Doris Weatherford

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060606

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060606.001.0001

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Agents of Change 1961–1980

Agents of Change 1961–1980

(p.360) 9 Agents of Change 1961–1980
They Dared to Dream

Doris Weatherford

University Press of Florida

This chapter details the changes that American women made in the 1960s and 1970s. At the end of the 1960s, Jacksonville University set a precedent with a female president. Frances Bartlett Kinne was the state's first white woman to be president of an institution of higher education. The recipient of many awards, she was also the first woman elected president of the International Council of Fine Arts. Community colleges burgeoned in the 1960s too, and Paula Mae Milton became a leader in the creative arts at Miami-Dade Community College. With regard to politics, more Florida women won elections during this time than in previous decades. By 1962, forty of the fifty states already had women in their state senates when Florida finally elected its first female senator—Elizabeth McCullough Johnson. A Democrat, she was active in the League of Women Voters and other civic groups.

Keywords:   Jacksonville University, Frances Bartlett Kinne, higher education, Paula Milton, Elizabeth Johnson, League of Women Voters

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