Seventeen-foot bronze statue of Mary McLeod Bethune located in Lincoln Park, Washington, D. C.

Seventeen-foot bronze statue of Mary McLeod Bethune located in Lincoln Park, Washington, D. C.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/740
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Title

  • Seventeen-foot bronze statue of Mary McLeod Bethune located in Lincoln Park, Washington, D. C.

Image Number

  • PR00765

Year

  • ca 1974

Series Title

General Note

  • Created by sculptor Robert Berk and dedicated on July 10, 1974, it was the first statue located on federal land in Washington, D.C. to honor an African-American.
  • National Park Service Photo 12197-2j

    Biography Note

  • Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of slave parents, Samuel and Patsy McLeod. Born in a three room log cabin on a cotton and rice farm about 3 miles from Mayesville, South Carolina on July 10, 1875,one of 17 children. Educated in Presbyterian mission school at Mayesville; Scotia Seminary, Concord, North Carolina and Moody Bible Training School in Chicago, Illinois. Founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School October 3, 1904, an institute for training girls (Later became Bethune-Cookman College).

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate


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