Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune believed that education was the road to progress. In 1904, with a fund of $1.50, she established a normal-industrial school for girls in Daytona Beach, Florida. It eventually became the fully accredited Bethune-Cookman College.

Founder - Bethune-Cookman College

December 5, 1935

Advisor to Presidents

National Historic Site

Mary McLeod Bethune

Of course, Mary McLeod Bethune was born in South Carolina. Here are some great links to sights, sites, sounds and information.

My Legacy