Mary McLeod Bethune: American Educator and Civil Rights Leader (1875-1955)

Mary McLeod Bethune: American Educator and Civil Rights Leader (1875-1955)

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By OV Staff

Near penniless, but driven by a consuming desire to educate black youth, Mary McLeod Bethune founded what is now Bethune-Cookman University in 1904- an institution whoich continues to equip youngAfrican- Americans with the education and skilss needed to advance as productive members of society. In addition to her duties as college president, a position which she held until 1947, Bethune was an active voice in the political arena as she lobbied for the improvement of education for black children.

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