Each chapter begins with a short biographical sketch, and they include writings and speeches from African American educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune
, textile mill worker Anthelia Holt, feminist Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, evangelist and minister Mary Lee Cagle, educator and field agent Henrietta Aiken Kelly, Louisa and Mary Poppenheim, novelist Mary Johnston, writer Corra White Harris, and Florida's first state health nurses.
Dubois, Benjamin Mays and Mary McLeod Bethune
One of the most distinguished African-American civil rights activists in the US, Mary McLeod Bethune
(1875-1955) observed that to liberate black people from the curses of slavery and colonisation, "knowledge is the prime need of the hour".
Griffith for Biograph Company"; "[h]istorical and iconic figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, Frank Sinatra, Mary McLeod Bethune
, Adam Clayton Powell and Art Carney"; "[t]itles named to the National Film Registry because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic significance"; and a "selection of films about mental health released in the 1950s." Source: loc.gov/item/prn-18-125/ nationalscreening-room-of-free-motion-pictures-now-online/2018-09-26
Recognized by Learning By Design magazine as a 2017 Outstanding Project, Mary McLeod Bethune
Elementary School of Literature and Technology opened in Fall 2015 in Gentilly for approximately 00 students.
"For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart." - Mary McLeod Bethune
Although the school only gained official HBCU designation 30 years ago, Bowden was a seminal HBCU leader in a league along with early HBCU presidents like Mary McLeod Bethune
. Bowden and Bethune, who both led schools for African-American children that later became colleges, were friends and correspondents.
Mary McLeod Bethune
. Following are some excerpts from her remarks.
Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae wants to be a doctor some day, but classes at Mary McLeod Bethune
School, taught with outdated, ragged texts and no library, won't get her there.
Mary McLeod Bethune
is someone I knew I'd include in Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference, and I couldn't wait to visit her statue (below) in Washington, DC.
McCluskey's text chronicles the interwoven lives of Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933), Mary McLeod Bethune
(1875-1955), Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961), and Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883-1961).