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1 .   March 5, 1985

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader, and founder of both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp on this date in 1985.

2 .   April 25, 1945

Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Walter Francis White attended the conference in San Francisco, CA, that led to the founding of the United Nations on this date in 1945.

3 .   May 18, 1955

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader, and founder of both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, died in Daytona Beach, FL, on this date in 1955.

4 .   June 24, 1936

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.

5 .   June 28, 1935

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader, and founder of Bethune-Cookman College, received the 21st NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1935 for her incredible work with the school.

6 .   July 10, 1875

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, civil rights leader, and founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, was born in Mayesville, SC, on this date in 1875. Bethune was honored with the unveiling of a National Monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on this date in 1974.

7 .   October 3, 1904

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader, opened Bethune-Cookman College, originally named Daytona Normal and Industrial School, in Daytona Beach, FL, on this date in 1904.

8 .   December 5, 1935

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, founded the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) on this date in 1935. With over one million members, the group fought for social, economic, educational, and political justice for blacks.

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