Black History Facts for Today by Yenoba.com

June 24
Booker T. Washington, educator and founder of Tuskegee Institute, received an honorary degree from Harvard University on this date in 1896.

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader, became the first woman to receive a major appointment from the federal government when she was named Director of the Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration on this date in 1936.

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