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Mary McLeod Bethune NHS virtual tour of the Council House

The National Park Service launched a virtual tour of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS. The park team worked on this project for the last few years and we are thankful that is available now as all of our visitors are virtual. The tour gives visitors a chance to experience the Council House in a way that is audience-centered. It is non-linear and visitors are free to go into any room of their choosing to hear the unique stories and witness historical events. It is hoped that as many people are turning to their computers for opportunities for online learning, they will discover this important chapter of the Civil Rights Movement.

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and Bethune-Cookman University Honor Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Hosted by the NCNW, B-CU will introduce the “Advancing the Legacy,” initiative to support preserving Dr. Bethune’s lifelong mission of ensuring access to higher education for African American students. Dr. Bethune will be formally recognized later this year when her statue will become part of the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol Rotunda. Her inclusion marks the first African American to have a state-commissioned statue in Statuary Hall. 

Dr. Cole joins House Whip James Clyburn to discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Listen to the conversation between United States Congress Representative James Clyburn (SC), House Majority Whip, and our very own Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D. as they discuss the impact Dr. Bethune's life has had on both of their personal lives, their love for history, and HBCUs.

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