Mary McLeod Bethune

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Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune was an American educator and civil rights activist, She was born in Mayesville, South Carolina on July 10, 1875. From that time until her death Mary Bethune worked hard to better the educational system for African Americans. She died in Daytona Beach, Florida where she was fortunate enough to start her very own private school for African Americans. As a child, Bethune was 1 of 17 siblings who were all children of former slaves. During this time she lived in proverty. Bethune was the only one in her family to eventually attend school.The key thing to remember about Mary McLeod Bethune is that she believed that education provided the key to racial advacement .

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- Known for improving African American education- President of the National Association for Colored Women- Founder of the National Council for Negro Women- Her home is a National Historic Landmark

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SS3H2: Students will discuss the lives of American's who expanded people's rights and freedoms in a democracya.Mary McLeod Bethune (education), etc.

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Mary McLeod Bethune1875-1955


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