Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of former slaves and a founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She was often the only woman of color with a seat at the table in the early political history of the 1900s.
Mary McLeod Bethune with girls from the Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona, c. 1905.
Inscribed photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune standing before the U. S. capitol
text: Washington, D. C., 1954. “To Richard, with love. Mary McLeod Bethune ‘54.”