Mary Mcleod Bethune

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Mary Mcleod Bethune

She grew up in poverty, as one of 17 children born to former slaves. Everyone in the family worked, and many worked in the fields, picking cotton. Bethune became the one and only child in her family to go to school when a missionary opened a school nearby for African-American children. Traveling miles each way, she walked to school each day and did her best to share her newfound knowledge with her family.

Early Life Childhood

In addition to her work at the school, Bethune did much to contribute to American society at large. She served as the president of the Florida chapter of the National Association of Colored Women for many years. In 1924, Bethune became the organization's national leader, beating out fellow reformer Ida B. Wells for the top post.One of her main concerns in this position was helping young people find job opportunities.


Mary Mcleod Bethune

What I learned about this reserch person was that you can do anything you put your mind to. It does not matter how much money you have or were you come from. It applys to me because I could help the kids in my community by teaching them things. I learned that she has her own school. also she was one of the first black directors of a school. This is what I learn about Mary Mcleod Bethune.

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Mary McLeod Bethune. (2015). The website. Retrieved 11:53, Feb 02, 2015, from McLeod Bethune. [Internet]. 2015. The website. Available from: [Accessed 02 Feb 2015].


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