Archives Relocated to Museum Resource Center
The National Park Service (NPS) has relocated the National Archives for Black Women’s History collection from Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to the NPS’s Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland. More »
On-street parking is limited, public transportation suggested. Nearest Metros are the U Street and McPherson Square stations. Please be aware street sweeping occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am, further limiting parking during that time. More »
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS Celebrates Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month, the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House and the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Sites (NHS) will host special programs to remember and recognize the history of African Americans. These events are tailored to this year's theme, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality. The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington".
All events are free and open to the public but reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (202) 673-2402. For a complete list of events visit www.nps.gov/mamc.
Civil Rights Chopstick Booklet
Women in the Civil Rights Movement Educators Face to Face and On-Line Workshops
Civil Rights Digital Storytelling- On-Line Materials for Educators
Become a Knowledge Seeker and Collect a Bookmark
This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site and the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site to promote public understanding of history and national treasures within the National Park Service. For further information, call (202) 673-2402.
Did You Know?
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Mary McLeod Bethune to be Director of the Office of Negro Affairs, National Youth Administration. With this appointment, Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to head a U.S. Federal Government agency.