History & Culture


Mary McLeod Bethune, seated at her desk, working with other National Council of Negro Women employees at the Council House.

NPS, National Archives for Black Women's History

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site interprets the life and legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune. From 1943 to 1966, the house served as the first headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women and was where Bethune lived and worked from 1943 to 1949.




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