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 (bə-tho͞on′, -thyo͞on′), Mary McLeod 1875-1955.
American educator who sought improved racial relations and educational opportunities for African Americans. She was part of the US delegation to the first United Nations meeting (1945).
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(bəˈθyun, -ˈθun)

n. Mary McLeod,
1875–1955, U.S. educator.
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Noun1.Bethune - United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
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In the morning it was rumored that Prince de Conde had evacuated Bethune and fallen back on Carvin, leaving, however, a strong garrison in the former city.
But as there was nothing positively certain in this report, the young warriors decided to continue their way toward Bethune, free on the road to diverge to the right and march to Carvin if necessary.
The count's tutor was well acquainted with the country; he consequently proposed to take a crossroad, which lay between that of Lens and that of Bethune. They obtained information at Ablain, and a statement of their route was left for Grimaud.
There they inquired and learned that the prince had in reality quitted Bethune and stationed himself between Cambria and La Venthie.
"My dear Cousin, I think I shall make up my mind to set out for Bethune, where my sister has placed our little servant in the convent of the Carmelites; this poor child is quite resigned, as she knows she cannot live elsewhere without the salvation of her soul being in danger.
She lives; she is in safety in a convent; she is at Bethune! Where is Bethune, Athos?"
(8.) Bethune pushed international outreach while advancing more professionalism in the organization and concrete programs on the home front such as purchase of a national headquarters.
When the green flag dropped Stewart made the better of the starts to lead from Howe and Stuart Wedderburn whilst both Michael Bethune and L.
Judge Mark Clarke, who presided over the two-week trial in which Gaege Bethune, of Eldorado, was convicted of killing 19-year-old SIU student Pravin Varughese in 2014, has set aside the verdict.
A jury on Thursday found Gaege Bethune guilty of Pravin Varughese's murder in Carbondale in 2014, according to media reports.