Painting of Mary McLeod Bethune
NPS Photo by Kenneth J. Chandler.
Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune. An oil painting by Anne Beadenkopf in a gilded frame. Dated 1953. The picture shows Mary McLeod Bethune standing with her left hand holding a cane. She is wearing a navy velvet dress and one of her many awards around her neck.
Did You Know?
In 1944, Mary McLeod Bethune became the leader of the Women's Army for National Defense, a black women's organization founded to "...share in this fight for democracy..., and to provide an instrument through which African American women could serve in this great crisis, with dignity and pride...."