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Wordless Wednesday: Mary McLeod Bethune, Founder of Bethune-Cookman University

October 7th, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

Posted by Ajuan Mance

Posted in African Americans, Bethune Cookman, Black Colleges, Black History, Higher Education, Mary McLeod Bethune

14 Responses

  1. jenn in holland

    What a lovely photo. Her bearing is completely regal!

  2. hagar's daughter

    Happy WW

  3. napaboaniya

    I’ve got no idea who she is. But she must have been some great lady 🙂
    Happy WW!

  4. smarmoofus

    The elementary school closest to the university I attended in Ohio was named after Mary Bethune. Because it was part of the Cleveland Public School system, it was underfunded. So some classmates founded the Mary Bethune Service Organization and, as part of MBSO, I worked to raise money for the school to buy equipment and supplies for the classrooms. It’s nice to finally know who the school was named after.


  5. Sreisaat

    Happy WW!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier. You have a great blog!

  6. Yen

    Happy WW!

  7. Mojo

    Now I see why you thought of Daytona Beach when you saw my WW. (Actually, that’s Wrightsville Beach, NC.)

    Quite a pioneer this lady was…

    BlogBlast for Peace – 11.6.2008

  8. DNLee

    where do you find these great portraits?

  9. Villager

    Happy WW! Powerful woman. Thanx for sharing her legacy and memory with us…

    I invite your blog readers to see one result of our nation’s economic crisis … the Zero-Dollar bill. (smile)

    peace, Villager

  10. Dianne

    What a great photo – of an even greater woman. Nice post.

    Thanks for dropping by. 😀

  11. Russ

    Wonderful picture. You can see the dignity she has, just by looking at her.

  12. Gabriel

    Very nice picture! She definitely was a great woman.

    Hope you had a great WW; thanks for dropping by!

    My WW post…

  13. malou

    She was definitely a great black woman during her time…Black is only color everybody has his place under the sun..see mine thanks..

  14. Rachel

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

    You have a wonderful site; I wish I had known about this when I was teaching. This would have been a great resource to show my high school students.

    Following In My Shoes