Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Portrait of Charlotte Hawkins Brown, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Brown was born June 11, 1883, in Henderson, North Carolina. In 1902, she founded…

Edgar Amos Love
A portrait of Edgar Amos Love, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Love was born in Harrisburg, Virginia, on September 10,1891. He earned four degrees…

Langston Hughes
An autographed portrait of Langston Hughes, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He attended Columbia…

Edward R. Rodriguez
A portrait of Edward "Rod" R. Rodriguez, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Rodriguez was the foster son of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). He was…

Margaret Bethune
A portrait of Margaret Bethune, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune was the daughter-in-law of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). She married…

Wilhelmina White Colston
A portrait of Wilhelmina White Colston, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was a student and later teacher at Bethune-Cookman College (BCC). In 1935,…

Robert Sengstacke Abbott
A portrait of Robert Sengstacke Abbott, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Abbott was the founder of The Chicago Defender, the first African-American…

Willa Beatrice Brown Chappell
A portrait of Willa Beatrice Brown Chappell, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Chappell was the first African-American woman in the United States to earn…

President Harry S. Truman
An autographed portrait of President Harry S. Truman, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Truman ran for Vice President alongside President Franklin Delano…

Ralph Lee
A portrait of Ralph Lee, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Lee and his wife, Ada M. Lee, were two of the founders of the Mary McLeod Bethune Circle No. 1…

James C. Murray
An autographed portrait of James C. Murray, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Murray was the pastor of Stewart Memorial Methodist Church, located just…

Dr. James Allen Colston
A portrait of Dr. James Allen Colston, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born in 1910, Dr. Colston is best known as the second president of…

Dr. John Hope
An autographed portrait of Dr. John Hope, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Hope was born in Augusta, Georgia, on June 2, 1868. He is well-known as…

Charlotte Clark Ford
A portrait of Charlotte Clark Ford, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ford was the Dean of Instruction at Bethune-Cookman College.Originally the Daytona…

Hubert Thomas Delany
An autographed portrait of Hubert Thomas Delany, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Delaney is best known as the first African-American Tax Commissioner…

Arrabella Dennison
An autographed portrait of Arrabella Dennison, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dennison was the secretary for Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune at…

Frances Reynolds Keyser
An autographed portrait of Frances Reynolds Keyser, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Keyser was the first qualified teacher at the Daytona Educational…

Albert McLeod Bethune, Sr.
A portrait of Albert McLeod Bethune, Sr., which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Albert Bethune was the only child of Albertus Bethune and Dr. Mary Jane…

Eugene Kinckle Jones
An autographed portrait of Eugene Kinckle Jones, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jones was born on July 30, 1885, in Richmond, Virginia. While…

Asa Philip Randolph
An autographed portrait of Asa Philip Randolph, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Randolph was born in Crescent City, Florida, on April 15, 1889. In…

Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit
An autographed portrait of Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Pandit was born on August 18, 1900, in Allahabad in the…

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
An autographed portrait of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City, New York,…

Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
Dr. Mary Jane Mcleod Bethune presenting the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt an honorary degree from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 19, 1953. The two women had developed a friendship previously and Roosevelt had arranged for…

Southeastern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs
The Southeastern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (SFCWC) sometime between 1920 and 1955. Photographed from left to right in the first row are Margaret Murray Washington, Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, and Lucy Craft Laney SFCWC was founded by Dr.…

Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune
Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Bethune was born in Mayesville, South Carolina, on July 10, 1875. In October of 1904, she founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training…

Dublin Core

Title

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection

Alternative Title

Bethune Foundation Collection

Subject

Daytona Beach (Fla.)
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records from the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation located on the Bethune-Cookman University campus at 640 Doctor Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. The foundation was established on March 17, 1953, as "a place to awaken people and to have them realize that there is something in the world they can do."

The foundation is housed in the Mary McLeod Bethune Home, which was inhabited by educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). Also known as "The Retreat," the home was built by African American A. B. Raddick around 1905. In 1913, chemist James Norris Gamble and Thomas White of White Sewing Machine Company, purchased the home for Bethune. On December 2, 1974, the historic house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, the museum closed for renovation and conservation. It reopened in April of 2011.

Is Part Of

Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida
Mary McLeod Bethune Home, Daytona Beach, Florida

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"About Us." Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Bethune-Cookman University. http://www.cookman.edu/foundation/about_us.html.
"Bethune (Mary Mcleod) Home." National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1428&ResourceType=Building.

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