Mary Mcleod Bethune

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Mary Mcleod Bethune

Mary Mcleod Bethune

Mary graduated from the Scotia Seminary for Girls in 1893.

''Mary McLeod Bethune''.2014. The Biography Channel website. Apr 07 2014, 09:34"Mary Jane McLeod Bethune." 2014. The website. Apr 09 2014 "Mary McLeod Bethune." Biography for Beginners--African-American Leaders, Vol. 1. 2007: 39-49. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 08 Apr. 2014

Mary McLeod founded Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in 1904.She married a fellow teacher from the school, Albertus Bethune.The couple had one son together—Albert Mcleod Bethune—before ending their marriage in 1907.

Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist, serving as president of the National Association of Colored Women and founding the National Council of Negro Women.

Mary McLeod died in 1955 at the age of 79.Since her death, Bethune has been honored in many ways. In 1973, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. The U.S. Postal Service made a stamp with her likeness in 1985.

Mary McLeod Bethune was born on July 10,1875 in Mayesville,South Carolina on the McLeod Plantation with 16 other siblings. She was also known as Mary Jane.

"Without faith,nothing is possible.With it, nothing is impossible.''

"Mary McLeod Bethune inspired young women such as her protégé Dorothy Irene Height to pursue civil rights activism."


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