Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

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Title

Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Alternative Title

Dr. Bethune with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Subject

Bethune, Mary Jane McLeod, 1875-1955
Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962
First ladies (United States)
Educators--Florida
Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

Description

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 Dr. Bethune's appointment as Director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration (NYA) when Roosevelt's husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was President.

Originally the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman was established by African-American educator and civil rights activist Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune in October 1904. In 1923, the school merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville and then became affiliated with the Methodist Church the following year. The school served as a co-educational high school until 1931 when it became a junior college. In 1941, the school was accredited as a four-year college and was renamed Bethune-Cookman College.

Source

Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print: Sun room, image 154, Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Date Created

1953-03-19

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection, Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

321 KB

Medium

8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

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

Holt, Rackham. Mary McLeod Bethune: A Biography. 1964.
Stille, Darlene R., and Reed Sprunger. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady and Civil Rights Activist. Minneapolis, MN: Magic Wagon, 2013.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches

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