Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

by Mary Hasday

Hardcover(Library Binding)



A distinguished educator and government adviser, Mary McLeod Bethune won enormous social and political gains for African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. In 1904 she founded a school for black girls in Daytona, Florida that would eventually become Bethune-Cookman University. In 1936 she became the first African-American woman to head an agency of the federal government. A tireless, inspirational leader, Mary McLeod Bethune devoted her life to promoting black achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422240090
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Target of the Klan 7

2 Growing Up in South Carolina 19

3 Dreams of a Young Scholar 31

4 The Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute 43

5 Campaigning for Education 63

6 Into Political Life 79

7 Bethune and the Black Brain Trust 97

8 An Inspiring Legacy 109

Further Reading 122

Internet Resources 123

Index 124

About the Author 128

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