Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

245957
Collection
Classroom
Description
This learning unit uses photographs and documents from the State Library and Archives of Florida to explore the life and legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune.

Bethune family

755
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00781

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's office in the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation

748
Date
195-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00773

Mary McLeod Bethune

252651
Date
July 10, 1875
Collection
Blog Posts

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an ov...

Mary McLeod Bethune

152989
Date
1951?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N045005

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at her desk

738
Date
194-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00763

Dinner at Mary McLeod Bethune's home

725
Date
ca 1950
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00749

Eleanor Roosevelt visits Bethune Cookman College

765
Date
1952
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00791

Mayesville cabin where Mary McLeod Bethune was born - Mayesville, South Carolina

760
Date
18--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00786

Mary McLeod Bethune awarded citation from Harry S. Truman

761
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00787

Mary McLeod Bethune visits the White House

768
Date
ca 1950
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00794

Mary McLeod Bethune in front of White Hall

771
Date
194-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00797

Mary McLeod Bethune with graduating class

726
Date
1928
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00750

Mary McLeod Bethune speaking at 41st anniversary convocation

753
Date
1945
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00779

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the...
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828

Mary McLeod Bethune

334197
Description
<p>In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls. Her school later merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville in 1923 and today is known as Bethune-Cookman University.</p> <p>Bethune was active in the struggle for civil rights and served as ...
Type
dataset

Mary McLeod Bethune with students in front of White Hall at Bethune-Cookman College.

175
Date
Not after 1955
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00176

Mary McLeod Bethune receiving gifts at homecoming

745
Date
194-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00770

Mary McLeod Bethune

762
Date
1904?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00788

Graduation ceremony at Bethune-Cookman College

733
Date
194-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00758

41st anniversary convocation at Bethune-Cookman College

754
Date
1945
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00780

Graduation procession at Bethune-Cookman College

763
Date
ca 1946
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00789

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

728
Date
1943?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00752

Mary McLeod Bethune

729
Date
1943?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00753

The Merger Completed, Address of the President of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, ca. 1931

333793
Date
1931
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This document includes an address by Mary McLeod Bethune, president of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls. Bethune was addressing the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church as she was signing the deed to give the board control of the institute.
Type
text

Excerpt from an Early Draft of Mary McLeod Bethune Biography, ca. 1939

333805
Date
1939
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Excerpt from an early draft of a biography about Mary McLeod Bethune that Daniel Williams wrote but never published. The text outlines an experience Bethune had as a child when a white girl named Ellen took a book from Bethune's hands and accused Bethune of being unable to read. Bethune was upset ab...
Type
text

Mary McLeod Bethune

766
Date
193-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00792

Mary McLeod Bethune

767
Date
195-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR00793

Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton Protesting the Use of Black Female Convicts for Carrying and Installing Heavy Posts in Jacksonville, 1932

334170
Date
1932-03-13
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from Mary McLeod Bethune to Governor Doyle Carlton protesting the use of black female convicts for installing posts in the streets of Jacksonville.
Type
text

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