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Black History Month Tribute to Mary Mcleod Bethune. Learn about Mary Mcleod Bethune for kids!

Mary Mcleod Bethune: Educator and Civil Rights Leader

On this date in , at Mayesville, S. She attended Scotia Seminary on a scholarship, and then the school that later became Moody Bible Institute. After completing her studies she returned to teach at Scotia and other schools. Bethune saw the education of women as key to uplifting all African Americans. She urged African American women to take an extra step. Over time the school grew to include a farm, high school, and nursing school. Bethune became active in the National Association of Colored Women and its southern chapter.

She graduated from the Scotia Seminary for Girls in Believing that education provided the key to racial advancement, Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in , which later became Bethune-Cookman College. She founded the National Council of Negro Women in Bethune died in She grew up in poverty, as one of 17 children born to former slaves. Everyone in the family worked, and many toiled in the fields, picking cotton.

She attracted donations of time and money and developed the academic school as a college. It later continued to develop as Bethune-Cookman University. She also was appointed as a national adviser to the president Franklin D.
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Equal parts educator, politician, and social visionary, Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most prominent African American women of the first half of the twentieth century--and one of the most powerful. Known as the "First Lady of the Struggle," she devoted her career to improving the lives of African Americans through education and political and economic empowerment, first through the school she founded, Bethune-Cookman College, later as president of the National Council of Negro Women, and then as a top black administrator in the Roosevelt administration. Born the fifteenth of seventeen children to parents who were former slaves, Mary Jane McLeod grew up in rural South Carolina and attended segregated mission schools. She initially intended to become a missionary but turned to education when the Presbyterian mission board rejected her application to go to Africa. In , the school merged with the all-male Cookman Institute of Jacksonville and eventually became Bethune-Cookman College, a four-year, coeducational institution.

Mary McLeod Bethune, African American civil rights administrator and educator was born on this date in One of 17 children of Samuel and Patsy McLeod, former slaves, Bethune was born in Maysville, South Carolina and worked in the cotton fields with her family. She eventually married Albertus Bethune and had a son. By , Bethune was forced to give up the presidency of the school as it had begun to affect her health. She worked for the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in , and became a member of Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet," sharing the concerns of black people with the Roosevelt administration while spreading Roosevelt's message to blacks, who had traditionally been Republican voters.


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