Mary McLeod Bethune Educator

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Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in South Carolina to parents who had been slaves and having to work in fields at age five, she took an early interest in her own education. With the help of benefactors, Bethune attended college hoping to become a missionary in Africa. When that did not materialize, she started a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach. From six students it grew and merged with an institute for African American boys and eventually became the Bethune-Cookman School. Its quality far surpassed the standards of education for African American students, and rivaled those of schools for white students. Bethune worked tirelessly to ensure funding for the school, and used it as a showcase for tourists and donors, to exhibit what educated African-Americans could do.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 10th, 1875
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 18th, 1955 at age of 79
Place of death
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
South Carolina , United States of America
pop. 4,774,839 (2013)
Florida , United States of America
pop. 19,552,860 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Moody Bible Institute Colleges/University

Moody Bible Institute (MBI) is a Christian institution of higher education and related ministries that was founded by evangelist and businessman Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. Since its founding, MBI's main campus has been located in the Near North Side of Chicago. MBI's primary ministries are education, broadcasting and publishing.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2009. 39 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1886
Headquarters
820 N. LaSalle Blvd., 60610 - Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduates
2010. 2,742
2008. 3,408
Postgraduates
2010. 603
2008. 414
Acceptance rate
2010. 88.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 8 K $
Official web page www.moody.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Moody Bible Institute connected by profession and/or age

b. 1871., Teacher
b. 1870., Preacher
b. 1876., Businessperson
b. 1938., Writer
b. 1900., Military Person
b. 1886., Writer
b. 1940., Organization founder
b. 1965., Politician

2. Barber–Scotia College Colleges/University

Barber–Scotia College is a historically black college located in Concord, North Carolina, United States.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Founded
1867
Headquarters
145 Cabarrus Ave West, 28025 - Concord, North Carolina
Official web page www.b-sc.edu
Wikipedia article

People attended Barber–Scotia College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1949., Writer

Organizations founded

1. Bethune-Cookman University

Colleges/University

Date funded

1904

Official web page

Lidership history

Trudie Kibbe Reed
- President

Headquarters

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, 32114 - Daytona Beach, Florida

Location

Daytona Beach, Florida

Wikiedia article

Bethune-Cookman University, or simply B-CC or B-CU, is a private historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. White Hall has been added to the US National Register of Historic Places.

2. National Council of Negro Women

Non-profit organization

Date funded

1935

Official web page

Lidership history

Avis Jones-DeWeever
2010- Chief Executive Officer

Headquarters

633 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, D.C.

Wikiedia article

The National Council of Negro Women is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 28 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.

3. United Negro College Fund

Non-profit organization

Date funded

April 25th, 1944

Official web page

Lidership history

2004- Chief Executive Officer

Cofounders

Headquarters

8260 Willow Oaks Corp Dr, Virginia

Wikiedia article

The United Negro College Fund, or UNCF, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities. The UNCF was incorporated on April 25, 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and others. The UNCF is headquartered at 1805 7th Street, NW in Washington, DC In 2005, the UNCF supported approximately 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities with approximately $113 million in grants and scholarships. About 60% of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and 62% have annual family incomes of less than $25,000. UNCF also administers over 450 named scholarships. This is in contrast with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund that raises money for the public historically black colleges and universities. The UNCF's president and chief executive officer is Michael Lomax. Past presidents of the UNCF included William H. Gray and Vernon Jordan.

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973
inducted 1973
inducted 1973
inducted 1993
inducted 1993

Namesakes

1.Bethune-Cookman University

Colleges/University
Bethune-Cookman University, or simply B-CC or B-CU, is a private historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. White Hall has been added to the US National Register of Historic Places.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Type Official website
Daytona Beach, Florida
29.210256,-81.030609
1904
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, 32114 - Daytona Beach, Florida
Private university, Liberal arts college

2.Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Protected Site
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site preserves the house of Mary McLeod Bethune, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW. National Park Service rangers offer tours of the home, and a video about Bethune's life is shown. It is part of the Logan Circle Historic District. The house is about five blocks north-northeast of the McPherson Square Washington Metro on the Blue and Orange Lines, and about five blocks south of the U Street Metro station on the Green and Yellow Lines. It is a half block southwest of Logan Circle.
Located in Geolocation
Washington, D.C.
38.907778,-77.030278

3.Mary McLeod Bethune Home

National Register of Historic Places Location
The Mary McLeod Bethune Home is a historic home in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is located on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. It was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1974, for its association with the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader. The house itself \is of no architectural significance" and "is a simple two-story frame structure of a domestic style common to the 1920s.
Located in Geolocation Opened
Daytona Beach, Florida
29.212386,-81.032097
1925

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