4461688: Mary McLeod Bethune Mary McLeod Bethune
By Eloise Greenfield / HarperCollins

"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest." These are the words of Mary McLeod Bethune. She worked her whole life to make the world a better place. As a child, she loved to read. As a woman, she loved to teach. She started a school; she founded a hospital. Everywhere she saw a need, she searched for a solution. Simply told, this biography of an outstanding black educator has excellent illustrations. Ages 5-9.

13972: I Have a Dream, Too! I Have a Dream, Too!
By Jean Alicia Elster / Judson Press

Follow ten-year-old Joe Joe Rawlings as he faces contemporary challenges with guidance gleaned from a rich cast of historical characters in this series of books written around Christian themes for African American children, ages 6-10. Joe Joe in the City deals in a realistic but age-appropriate manner with issues and challenges facing African American children and their families in an urban environment.
In this second installment, I Have a Dream, Too!, the serious-minded but likable Joe Joe faces friends who ridicule him for dreaming of going to college someday. While searching for answers, Joe Joe discovers a book about Mary McLeod Bethune, and influential African American woman who overcame poverty and illiteracy at an early age to found a college and become a government worker for the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. Joe Joe Realizes that attaining his goal won't be easy either, but encouraged by his family and his faith, he chooses to pursue his dream in spite of peers who mock him.

814543: Famous Women in American History Card Game Famous Women in American History Card Game
By U.s. Games Systems, Inc.

Famous Women in American History highlights the achievements of 13 famous women from various eras and fields of work. Some of the women who made a difference are: Helen Keller, Sacajawea, Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth and Mary McLeod Bethune. Includes instructions. Suitable for most card games.

Picture Credits

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Painting by Betsy Graves Reyneau
Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach Florida
Mary McLeod Bethune House, Daytona Beach, Florida
Historical marker at Bethune house
Historical marker
Grounds at the Bethune house
Bells on the grounds at the Bethune house
Mary McLeod Bethune grave in Daytona Beach, Florida
Article Jet Magazine, March 26, 1953
Article Jet Magazine, September 10, 1953
Article Jet Magazine, October 21, 1954
Article Jet Magazine, March 10, 1955
Mary McLeod Bethune memorial, Washington D.C.
Mary McLeod Bethune as a young woman
Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, Washington D.C.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
Another view in the Council House