Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American teacher, was one of the great educators in United States history. She was a leader of women, an adviser to several American presidents, and a powerful champion of equality among races. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was in Mayesville, South Carolina on born July 10, 1875. Mary was born the daughter of former slaves Pasty McLeod *Mother* and Samuel McLeod. *Father* Mary and most of her sisters and brothers were born slaves as well as…...
African American CultureInfluential PersonMary Mcleod Bethune
Born from parents who were former slaves, along with 16 other siblings, in a humble July 10, 1875. Mary McLeod Bethune grew up in poverty, racism and gender inequality, but she didn’t let it define her, so she traveled miles every day to a school led by a missionary in pursuit of using education as a tool. As 1 child of 17, she was the only one who had the privilege to do so. As they say, “What you sow…...
African American CultureEducationMary Mcleod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune spent her life educating and working to earn human rights for African Americans. She was an educator, advocator, leader, and humanitarian that dedicated many years to equality and the uplift of African-Americans lifestyles. She felt that education and access to knowledge was the only way to battle adversities that were crippling the black community. Bethune took on and accomplished many great tasks as an African-American woman in hopes of proving that one person can make a powerful…...
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