"Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune"
Introduction This Bethune-Cookman College Web site pays tribute to the school's founder-Mary McLeod Bethune. Born to former slaves, Bethune learned early to cherish the education that would lift her out of the South's cotton fields. She became an educator herself and then turned her attention to national education and child welfare issues. As a leader of civic clubs, she earned a reputation as a capable consultant on African American affairs. Over time, she defied traditional roles assigned to African Americans and to women and became one of the most influential advisers in President Franklin Roosevelt's Black Cabinet. Because of her many accomplishments, one leader in the first half of the 20th century labeled her the "foremost woman of her race in the United States."
Destination Title: The Life of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
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