Letter on Education and Jim Crow

From: Biographical records on Mary McLeod Bethune, collected by Daniel M. Williams, Series M95-2

Letter from Professor Florence Lovell Roane at Bethune-Cookman College to Daniel M. Williams while he was working on a biography of Mary McLeod Bethune

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Letter from Florence

Mother, you should have seen those lovely beds at DeVeaux; I just wanted to sleep there one night. He will never forget. This is the first problem with color.

We have had many problems since Mrs. B’s return and I haven’t had time to ask her about a visit with you. I was thrilled with the last chapter you wrote. My, how simple, yet how majestic in revelation of the idea. We had to read it to several friends.

Thanks for my books. I have started the “Growth of the Soil”. I expect to do them both this week end.

Thanks again for sharing of yourself with me and for the inspiration I gained from knowing you. My spiritual stature is higher than before.

Remember me kindly to your family.

Sincerely yours,

Florence