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Mary McLeod Bethune
Date Issued: 1985-03-05
Postage Value: 22 cents

Commemorative issue
Black Heritage
Mary McLeod Bethune

The next to last of 22 children, Mary McLeod Bethune was the first of her siblings born into freedom. She exhibited quite early a strong desire to learn. Accepted at Scotia Seminary in Concord, NC, she later attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Moving to Daytona Beach, FL, she began the Dayton Educational and Industrial School with less than two dollars in her pocket. Today that school is Bethune-Cookman College. Bethune later became a friend and advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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