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Mary Mcleod Bethune

Born to former slaves, Mary Mcleod Bethune was one of 17 children raised in South Carolina. From a young age, Bethune had an interest in education and eventually started the Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona Beach, Fla. Years later, it would come to be known as Bethune-Cookman University.    

 

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