Mary McLeod Bethune
This determined civil rights leader, educator, and government official was born on July 10, 1875 near Mayesvillie, South Carolina and died on May 18, 1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

How She Broke the Glass Ceiling: She founded the NCNW (National Council of Negro Women) in 1935. She combined all of the Black women organizations across the U.S. into one to help create a voice for African-American females who were interested in creating a securer future for African-Americans and women involved in government funded social programs.

"As African American and a woman I am inspired by her dedication to her people and her gender."- Denise Edwards,Educator

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