Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10 Birthday: Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator
July 10, 1875-May 18, 1955

Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (HarperTrophy, 1994)

Dedicated to education for all, Bethune sought opportunities for African-American children in South Carolina after the Civil War.

The Lakewood Public Library hosts a biography of McLeod Bethune on their site.