Mary McLeod Bethune
EDUCATOR, PHILANTHROPIST, WOMANIST, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Sculpted in 2020
Mary McLeod Bethune was an American educator, civil rights leader, and women’s rights advocate. Born to former slaves in South Carolina in 1875, she went on to become one of the most influential African American leaders of the early 20th century.
Bethune was a passionate advocate for education and founded the National Council of Negro Women, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of African American women and their families. She also founded the National Association of Colored Women, a group aimed at promoting the rights of African American women and their families.
In 1935, Bethune was appointed as a special advisor on minority affairs to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and worked to improve the lives of African Americans and other minority groups through New Deal programs. She also played a key role in the formation of the National Council of Negro Women and the National Youth Administration, and was a prominent leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune was a tireless advocate for racial and gender equality, and her work helped to lay the foundation for the modern civil rights movement. She is remembered today as an inspiring leader who dedicated her life to improving the lives of African Americans and other marginalized groups in the United States.
Made of white bonded marble, additional colors are painted.
Variation options: Classic White Marble, Painted Bronze
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