Mary McLeod Bethune

The Story of Mary McLeod Bethune is the story of one woman’s struggle to gain equality for herself and her students. Mary grew up in rural South Carolina and became a teacher. She started with nothing and ended up being an advisor to a President! 

The FULL Version and CLIPS from the program are included below.

To learn more about Mary McLeod Bethune, watch the South Carolina Hall of Fame video.

 

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Mary's Early Life | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Mary's Early Life | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary McLeod Bethune, Part 1 - Mary's Early Life The beginning of the Mary McLeod Bethune story. Mary was a sharecropper’s daughter, one of seventeen children, who from a young age had a desire and...
Attending Seminary  | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Attending Seminary | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary McLeod Bethune, Part 3 - Attending Seminary Mary receives a scholarship to attend seminary in Concord, North Carolina. She receives her own room at the top of the stairs. She struggles at first...
Opens Her First School | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Opens Her First School | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary McLeod Bethune, Part 4 - Opens Her First School Unable to find a position as an African American, she returns to Maysville with her husband Albertus, a fellow teacher. They find a schoolhouse in...