Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Mary McLeod Bethune

Before the great works of Dorothy Height came Mary McLeod Bethune, the "First Lady of the Struggle." Born in 1875 to former slaves during the tale end of the Reconstruction Era, this leading educator and civil rights activist would go on to found the National Council of Negro Women and the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Mary McLeod Bethune