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Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875
After the Civil War, her mother worked for her former owner until she could buy the land on which the family grew cotton. By age nine, Bethune could pick pounds of cotton a day. Bethune benefited from efforts to educate African Americans after the war, graduating in from the Scotia Seminary, a boarding school in North Carolina. But with no church willing to sponsor her as a missionary, Bethune became an educator. While teaching in South Carolina, she married fellow teacher Albertus Bethune, with whom she had a son in In , her marriage ended, and determined to support her son, Bethune opened a boarding school, the Daytona Beach Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls.
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Mary McLeod Bethune, African American civil rights administrator and educator was born on this date in One of 17 children of Samuel and Patsy McLeod, former slaves, Bethune was born in Maysville, South Carolina and worked in the cotton fields with her family. She eventually married Albertus Bethune and had a son. By , Bethune was forced to give up the presidency of the school as it had begun to affect her health. She worked for the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in , and became a member of Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet," sharing the concerns of black people with the Roosevelt administration while spreading Roosevelt's message to blacks, who had traditionally been Republican voters. She was a leader in the Black women's club movement and served as president of the National Association of Colored Women.
Equal parts educator, politician, and social visionary, Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most prominent African American women of the first half of the twentieth century--and one of the most powerful. Known as the "First Lady of the Struggle," she devoted her career to improving the lives of African Americans through education and political and economic empowerment, first through the school she founded, Bethune-Cookman College, later as president of the National Council of Negro Women, and then as a top black administrator in the Roosevelt administration. Born the fifteenth of seventeen children to parents who were former slaves, Mary Jane McLeod grew up in rural South Carolina and attended segregated mission schools. She initially intended to become a missionary but turned to education when the Presbyterian mission board rejected her application to go to Africa. In , the school merged with the all-male Cookman Institute of Jacksonville and eventually became Bethune-Cookman College, a four-year, coeducational institution. Bethune served as the college's president until and again from At the same time, Bethune also cemented her position as a leader in African American education and the African American women's club movement by serving as president of state, regional, and national organizations, including the National Association of Colored Women.
On this date in , at Mayesville, S. She attended Scotia Seminary on a scholarship, and then the school that later became Moody Bible Institute. After completing her studies she returned to teach at Scotia and other schools. Bethune saw the education of women as key to uplifting all African Americans. She urged African American women to take an extra step.