Edited by Gerald Boerner
Mary McLeod Bethune was an teacher and activist. She was dedicated to the education of African American girls . She started a training school for her children, the African American girls in the South who were denied an education. She had two girls of her own, but felt responsible for those neglected by society; eventually her training school merged with the Cookman Boys School to become Bethune Cookman College. This became the first of the group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. GLB
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Quotations Related to MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE:
"Here, take this and build your school."
— Booker T. Washington
“She gave out faith and hope as if they were pills and she some sort of doctor.”
— Louis E. Martin, Newspaper Columnist
"I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a loving God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve."
— Mary McLeod Bethune