Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life (Live)

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Adults , Seniors

Program Description


Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. She served as a New Deal government official — she was one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman. She was the founder of FDR’s “black cabinet.” She served as president of the National Association of Colored Women. She founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women. Ersula Odom’s in-character performance brings Dr. Bethune to life before your eyes. “Dr. Bethune” shares impactful moments of her extraordinary life.

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The "Voices & Votes: Democracy in America” exhibit and related programming are brought to you by Florida Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. We would also like to thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Local support has been provided by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.