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FYI Series – Lelia Edmundson: Politician and Cotton Queen

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

presented by John Allison

Morgan County Archivist John Allison will share the story of Lelia Seton Wilder Edmundson, a successful businesswoman who  navigated the male-dominated fields of agriculture, real estate speculation, and finance with intelligence, cunning, and skill.  Edmundson went on to earn  the moniker “Cotton Queen of Alabama, ” was involved in Alabama’s earliest stirrings of the women’s suffrage movement, and later became the first Alabama woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Date:
June 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
www.myDPL.org/FYI

Organizer

Decatur Public Library
Phone
256-340-5780
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Venue

DPL Community Room
504 Cherry St., NE
Decatur, 35601 United States
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Phone
256-353-2993
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