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#2137 Mary McLeod Bethune, Black Heritage Series

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Issued: Mar 5, 1985. 22ยข Mary McLeod Bethune, Never Hinged.

Mary Bethune, founder of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Girls and the National Council for Negro Women, was determined to further the education of African American women. When she was appointed to the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration she became the first African-American woman to become the head of a federal agency.

Bethune was later appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of War during World War II to help in the selection of candidates for the Women's Army Corps, advisor on minority affairs to President Roosevelt, and as a consultant on interracial affairs to Mrs. Roosevelt. (APS)

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