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Black History Month | Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune, was an Educator and Activist. She founded the Daytona Normal & Industrial Institute in 1904, now Bethune-Cookman College. She founded National Council of Negro Women in 1935. Under President Roosevelt’s Administration, Bethune became the Director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration in 1936, making her the highest ranking African-American woman in government. Bethune was a trusted advisor to the President and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt.
A monument was built in Washington, D.C, Lincoln Park
honoring Mary McLeod Bethune’s life & contributions. This was the first statue of an African-American, and woman erected on public land. The statue was unveiled on the anniversary of her 99th birthday, July 10, 1974.
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