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Life Story: Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875–1955)

Fighting for Racial Equality through Education and Public Service

The story of a woman whose Progressive Era commitment to education and civil rights led to high-profile roles in New Deal America.

Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune

Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune, 1949. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, Washington, D.C.

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith (photographer), Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1980. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.