Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the nation’s most prominent educators and civil rights leaders. Her political career includes appointments to the National Youth Administration by Franklin D. Roosevelt and delegate of the founding conference of the United Nations by Harry Truman.
She established a school in Daytona Beach that eventually evolved into Bethune-Cookman College. She was a 1982 inductee to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Photographed by Blanton Owen