Mary Mcleod Bethune


'Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune: An Unusual Friendship'

It’s Women’s History Month and author Dr. Camesha Whittaker is on a mission to teach Black history and universal differences. Her book “Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune: An Unusual Friendship” proposes civility as an essential core value and remedy for advancing better relationships as a means to realizing greater societal progress.
Garden & Gun

Southern Women Spotlight: Mary McLeod Bethune

Editor’s note: The following originally appeared in the G&G book Southern Women: More than 100 Stories of Innovators, Artists, and Icons. The book features interviews with, odes to, and essays by musicians, actors, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, authors, chefs, public servants, and more who have roots in the region. When...
Washington Post

Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights pioneer, advised presidents on ‘the problems of my people’

Mary McLeod Bethune walked into the White House, carrying an urgent message about the plight of Black Americans. The year was 1943, and the country was roiling with racism, segregation, Jim Crow laws and terror lynchings. Bethune, the only woman in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Black Cabinet,” a council of African American presidential advisers, had demanded a meeting with the president.