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Feb 15, 2018

As the only formally educated person in her family, Mary McLeod Bethune realized how important access to education was. She became a successful educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and businesswoman, all while serving as an adviser to four different presidents. Learn more about her amazing life as She the People observes Black History Month.

Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett

Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com)

Sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/1974/07/11/archives/20000-at-unveiling-of-statue-to-mary-bethune-in-capital-a-fine.html

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-cookman-university-1904

https://www.biography.com/people/mary-mcleod-bethune-9211266

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-mary-jane-mcleod-1875-1955

http://www.cookman.edu/about_BCU/history/our_founder.html

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune