This Day in Black History: Oct. 3, 1904

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

Posted: 10/03/2011 07:45 AM EDT
Mary McLeod Bethune

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.

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