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Mary McLeod Bethune

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Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875–1955), African-American educator and civil rights activist. She founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls (1904), now called Bethune-Cookman College, and was Director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration (1936–44) as well as President F.D. Roosevelt's special adviser on minority affairs.

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