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'They Dared To Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History'


This week on Gulf Coast Live! we speak with Doris Weatherford, author of “They Dared To Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History.” The book, published in May by the University Press of Florida, offers an extensive look into Florida’s powerful women through time.

Weatherford, of Seffner, was on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for eight years. She also helped establish the state’s Women’s Hall of Fame in the 1980s.

Doris Weatherford will do a book signing Saturday at the 21st annual Women’s Equity Luncheon in Lakewood Ranch, celebrating 95 years of women’s right to vote. It’s hosted by the Sarasota Commission on the Status of Women, the Manatee and Sarasota Leagues of Women Voters, and a few local branches of the American Association of University Women.

Doris Weatherford speaks to us about her book and some of the themes within it. 

Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of Morning Edition at WUSF Public Media, and former reporter and host of All Things Considered for WGCU News.