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Historical portrayal of Mary McLeod Bethune

Kelvin Smith Library will host a historical portrayal of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator, organizer and political activist, Thursday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s O’Neill Reading Room on the second floor.

The university community is invited to experience a portrayal of Mary McLeod Bethune (in authentic period costume), an African-American educator and founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Education was the first step in her journey, and she believed that education provided the key to racial advancement. She was the first African-American woman to be involved in the White House, serving as a presidential advisor to four different presidents from 1904 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1947.

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