May 29, 2024

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Mary Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Erected At U.S. Capitol, Replacing Confederate General

The first Black American woman now represented inside the the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol is the powerful educator and founder of Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute(1904) – Mary McLeod Bethune. The school later became Bethune-Cookman College in 1943 when it combined with Cookman Institute, and then changed again to Bethune-Cookman University in 2007.

The news sprang out of Washington D.C. where the Mary McLeod Bethune statue erected in her honor will replace the Confederate General statue that once stood in the same place. This is a great and outstanding show of respect to give credit where it is due once again, not to racism but to civil rights, good nature, education, activism, excellence and Black entrepreneurship.

Read more about Mary McLeod Bethune here at Black Entrepreneur History.