On October 3, 1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opened a normal and industrial school for African-American girls in Daytona Beach, FL. Started in a rented house with only five students, in less than two years she attracted 250 pupils. By 1916, the school had grown into the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school merged in 1923 with Cookman Institute for boys located in Jacksonville and became Bethune-Cookman College.

Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls which is now Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona, Florida.

On This Day 1904: Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune was in She founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School, a private school for African-American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida in The school later grew into Bethune-Cookman University.

In 1938, Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to head a federal agency when she was appointed to Director of the Divi...

In Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to head a federal agency when she was appointed to Director of the Divi.

'I Leave You Love:' Powerful Legacy to African Americans from Mary McLeod Bethune

'I Leave You Love:' Powerful Legacy to African Americans from Mary McLeod Bethune. Going on my classroom door this week.

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Mary McLeod Bethune A relative descendant of hers will be on Our show this evening. R/T & Share the timeline for details!

Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, 1949. African American civil rights activist and educator who founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls.

Mary McLeod Bethune, African American civil rights activist and educator who founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls.

Mary McLeod Bethune: educator, stateswoman, and Civil Rights Activist. A friend of Eleanor Roosevelt who worked on FDR's presidential campaign, helped him reach the black community - who had traditionally been Republican  voters - and joined FDR and Eleanor's Black Cabinet after his election in 1933.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Her 1949 Historic Awards

Mary McLeod Bethune: Very few people realize that in 1949 Mary McLeod Bethune received two historic awards. The Haitian Medal of Honor & Merit & The Commander of the Order of the Star of Africa.

Civil & women's rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune, graduate of…

Mary McLeod Bethune of Barbara Scotia College was an educator and civil rights leader. She is best known for starting a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University.

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