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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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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.
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.
Defense attorney Mike Wepsiec said Friday during a case management conference at the Jackson County Courthouse that he will make a motion within the next two weeks asking that the trial for his client, Gaege Bethune, be moved out of Jackson County.
Dignitaries gathered in Bethune, Saskatchewan, recently to celebrate the opening of a new K+S potash mine in Canada.
It's a temporary work camp at this point, said Onikaajigan's general partner, Dean Bethune, with the eventual aim of transitioning it into a slightly smaller version since New Gold hopes to source most of its permanent mining workforce of 600 locally instead of flying them in.
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We arrived there about 1pm and were told that we were due at Montmorency Barracks in Bethune at 2pm.
Bethune, an airline industry veteran and former Continental Airlines chief executive officer, will lead a stockholder-nominated minority board slate of six candidates for election to the United Continental Holdings, Inc.