Black History fact of the day: Feb. 13th

SHREVEPORT, La. - For your Black History fact of the day, today learn all about  Mary McLeod Bethune.

Born in 1875 in South Carolina, Bethune was a child of former slaves. 
    
She graduated from a seminary for girls in 1893. 
    
Bethune believed education provided the key to racial advancement and founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in 1904, which later became Bethune-Cookman College. 

She also founded the National Council of Negro women in 1935. 

In that same year, Bethune became a special advisor to President Roosevelt on minority affairs. In the early 50's, President Truman appointed her to a committee on national defense.
    
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