Resources Related to Mary McLeod Bethune

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  • The Civil Rights Movement in Florida
    This unit uses primary sources from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida to introduce major themes, events, and individuals in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida.

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  • Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land (1960s)
    This film provides an overview of the college and its individual departments.

  • Bicentennial Bethune (1976)
    This film provides a brief summary of the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home.

Additional Resources at Other Institutions

The following institutions provide information related to Mary McLeod Bethune:

Bethune-Cookman University
Bethune-Cookman University is a private historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904 as the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School.

National Park Service, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, D.C. townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African-American women.

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