“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Mary McLeod Bethune Historical Markers

Markers related to this American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was the founder and first president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) as well as an advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration.
The rebuilt Tuskegee Chapel. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
The rebuilt Tuskegee Chapel.
1 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Tuskegee Chapel — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
. . . I always make it a rule to read a chapter [in the Bible] or a portion of a chapter in the morning, before beginning the work of the day. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery The chapel, designed by Paul . . . Map (db m100162) HM
2 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, LeDroit Park — 4 — Government Girls — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
To your right is Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall, a Howard University dormitory. It opened in 1942 as U.S. government housing for African American women who came to DC to take new war-related jobs or fill in for men who left to join the military during . . . Map (db m130836) HM
3 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Logan Circle — A Neighborhood Reborn — Logan Circle, National Mall & Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior — Reported missing
The Logan Circle Historic District has a rich history of change. A fashionable, exclusive neighborhood had evolved by the 1870s – home to members of Congress, such as Senator John Logan of Illinois. By the turn of the 20th century, Iowa – later . . . Map (db m63401) HM
4 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Logan Circle — Bethune Museum-Archives — National Historic Site — Designated October 15, 1982 by Act of Congress —
Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of sharecroppers. After attending Scotia Seminary in North Carolina she founded Daytona School for Negro Girls which became Bethune-Cookman College. A . . . Map (db m17502) HM
5 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Logan Circle — 11 — Striving for Equality — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
This building was the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women from 1943 to 1966. Political activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) founded NCNW in 1935 in her nearby apartment. She moved the organization here eight . . . Map (db m130856) HM
6 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — National Council of Negro Women — 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a . . . Map (db m30059) HM
7 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Shaw — Shaw Historic Bike Tour / Past Activists Make Way For Future Greatness
Shaw Historic Bike Tour Asbury Dwellings Howard Theatre Industrial Bank of Washington True Reformer Lincoln Theatre Whitelaw Hotel Thurgood Marshall Center Sweet Daddy Grace Mary McLeoud Bethune Carter G. Woodson Blanche . . . Map (db m150840) HM
8 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, U Street Corridor — 14 — Riots to Renaissance — City Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail —
The corner of 14th and U Streets has been a city crossroads, a neighborhood gathering place, and a stage set for events that have shaken the city and the nation. For city residents, it was the transfer place for crosstown streetcars and . . . Map (db m130793) HM
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9 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Barney Circle — Seafarers Yacht Club — 1950 M Street, SE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
The Seafarers Yacht Club is the oldest African American boat club on the East Coast. It was founded in 1945 by Lewis T. Green, Sr., a vocational arts teacher in the DC Public Schools who built boats as a hobby. Needing a dock, he contacted the U.S. . . . Map (db m89445) HM
10 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Capitol Hill — Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune 1875–1955 Let her works praise her. I leave you love. • I leave you hope. • I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. • I leave you a thirst for education. • I leave you a . . . Map (db m5505) HM
11 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, Southwest Waterfront — Dr. Dorothy Height
Dr. Dorothy Height worked to advance women's, civil, and human rights with many of our nation's leaders. How many can you recognize? Back Dr. Dorothy Height Has lived at 700 7th Street, SW since 1983. As President Emmerita . . . Map (db m112797) HM
12 Florida, Brevard County, Mims — Dr. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune — Educator, Government Official, & Activist — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875-May 18, 1955), Mary McLeod Bethune rose from poverty to become one of the nation’s most distinguished African leaders and the most prominent Black woman of her time. Her life encompassed three different . . . Map (db m179783) HM
13 Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach — F-450 — Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site
On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars in property damage. Many of . . . Map (db m114693) HM
14 Florida, Volusia County, Bethune Beach — F-940 — Bethune-Volusia Beach
(Side 1) When Daytona Beach was founded in 1876 two of its founders, John Tolliver and Thaddeus S. Gooden, were African American. Over the years, Jim Crow laws changed the state drastically, and by the 1920s, African Americans were banned . . . Map (db m136030) HM
15 Florida, Volusia County, Daytona Beach — F-1046 — Historic Childhood Home of Dr. Howard Thurman
Side 1 Born in West Palm Beach in 1899, Dr. Howard Washington Thurman spent much of his childhood in this house. Built circa 1888, the house was owned by Nancy Ambrose, Thurman's maternal grandmother, a former slave whose faith influenced . . . Map (db m146213) HM
16 Florida, Volusia County, Daytona Beach — Mary McLeod Bethune — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Just as carefully as Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson, he chose Daytona Beach as the site for his "noble experiment.” Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College was born July 10, 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina. She was . . . Map (db m106464) HM
17 Florida, Volusia County, New Smyrna Beach — Bethune Beach — Swimming Freely
Welcome to Volusia County's Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park—once part of a nationally known African-American resort. Named for a noted educator and presidential advisor, this spot gave black people a place of their own when most Florida beaches . . . Map (db m131762) HM
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18 Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Seventh Ward — Fannie C. Williams / Valena C. Jones Elementary School
Fannie C Williams Pioneer in Public EducationAs one of New Orleans' premier educators in the first half of the twentieth century, Fannie C. Williams steered this school through decades of challenge and change. An active civic leader, she was . . . Map (db m115964) HM
19 South Carolina, Sumter County, Mayesville — 43-16 — Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune
This noted humanitarian and educator was born five miles north of Mayesville, S.C., on July 10, 1875. She was one of the first pupils of the Mayesville Mission School, located fifty yards west of this marker, where she later served as a teacher. . . . Map (db m27402) HM
20 Virginia, Richmond, Virginia Union — Coburn Hall — Virginia Union University —
Coburn Hall was constructed in 1899 and named for Maine governor Abner Coburn. It held Virginia Union’s original chapel and library collection. Many legendary pastors and scholars preached and lectured in Coburn Hall, including Dr. Martin Luther . . . Map (db m108984) HM
21 West Virginia, Monongalia County, Osage — Eleanor Roosevelt — 1933
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Scott's Run in 1933 in the height of the Great Depression when FDR was creating the New Deal. She visited households without fanfare (including Lou Birurakis' mother) and even went into the mines. Upon seeing the . . . Map (db m176173) HM
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Dec. 2, 2023