Mary_McLeod_Bethune_from_Women_of_AchievementMary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was a college president, an adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a private school founder in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune worked tirelessly for Civil Rights, starting the National Council of Negro Women (1935), ensuring black college participation in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, and forming the Federal Council of Negro Affairs, a coalition of national leaders that served as an advisory board to the Roosevelt administration.

Bethune is present in 11 collections featured in the CBW database. Her types include: African American, Teacher, Educational founder/schoolmistress, and Member of committee or club.

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