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Bethune, Mary McLeod

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.649

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Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955) was a teacher committed to the education and development of Black women. Her role as president of the National Association of Colored Women led to the founding of the National Council of Negro Women in 1935.

Keywords: New Deal; Black community; interracial cooperation

Article.  285 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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