Mary McLeod Bethune's Legacy
Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.
Meet park superintendents from the six National Parks that make up the National Capital Region on May 21 at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.Read More
A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East
Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.Read More
Hear Mary McLeod Bethune speak, view a photo gallery of past NCNW presidents, take a virtual tour, and more at our Multimedia page!Read More
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The Sites of National Capital Parks-East
Check out the incredible diversity of National Capital Parks-East sites. Natural, Cultural, Historical, and Recreational, we have it all.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a small school in Daytona Beach, Florida, with five girls and one dollar and fifty cents. That school developed into Bethune-Cookman University. Today, the university has over 3,060 students enrolled. More...