MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE by Catherine Peare
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MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE

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Another inspiring biography by the author of the thrilling Mahatma Gandhi of last year (Holt P. 644). This story of the Negro educator, social worker, leader, college founder, and minority champion is a remarkable one. Born on a South Carolina plantation and one of seventeen children, Mary McLeod, through the help of a mission school, was able not only to begin her education -- a difficult struggle for a Negro child when education was generally denied him but to continue at Scotia Seminary and Moody Bible Institute. A great deal of attention is given here to Mrs. Bethune's founding of the Bethune-Cookman College in Florida, and through the years her courageous pleas and demands for equal rights for colored Americans. Honored by the President, consulted and admired by prominent Americans, Mrs. Bethune is at the apex of a distinguished and exciting career which the author has re-created with dignity and skill.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1951
Publisher: Vanguard