Mary McLeod Bethune


Mary McLeod Bethune


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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Born in 1877 South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune, called “First Lady of the Struggle”, was the only one of fifteen children in her family to go to school. She moved to Daytona Beach, FL and started a school for African American girls. From 1917-1925 she was the President of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Colored People. Later, she became an advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


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