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This Day in Black History: Oct. 3, 1904

This Day in Black History: Oct. 3, 1904

Mary McLeod Bethune opens the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls.

Published October 3, 2011

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader, opened the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls, which would become Bethune-Cookman University, in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Oct. 3, 1904. The historically Black university claims to have graduated more than 13,200 students since 1943.

(Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Written by Britt Middleton

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