Mary McLeod Bethune (Social Activist, Education)

mary.jpgMary McLeod Bethune was an African-American teacher who, with only $1.50, began a school to help educate young African-American women.

After developing it into a college, she became a powerful leader, and through her leadership of the National Council of Negro Women, worked to end discrimination and increase opportunities for African Americans.

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Florida Memory - Biography Mary McLeod Bethune
"Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it may be a diamond in the rough." Mary McLeod Bethune