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    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

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  • 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 »

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March 08, 2013
If this Hat Could Talk Remembering - Dr. Dorothy Irene Height
Junior Ranger Program: “If this Hat Could Talk” Remembering - Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

February 05, 2013
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS Celebrates Black History Month
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS Celebrates Black History Month

February 06, 2012
Public Meetings On Carter G Woodson Home NHS General Management Plan
Public Meetings On Carter G Woodson Home NHS General Management Plan

February 02, 2012
African American History Month Events
National Park Service Celebrates African American History Month

July 06, 2011
Mary McLeod Bethune 136th Birthday Celebration
Mary McLeod Bethune 136th Birthday Celebration

May 25, 2011
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
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May 24, 2011
Memorial Day Observance at Logan Circle Park
A Memorial Day Observance to pay tribute to General John A. Logan, founder of Memorial Day and to honor the efforts of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the colored men and women troops during World War I and II.

March 10, 2011
National Capital Parks-East to Host Open House
National Capital Parks-East to Host Open House

March 05, 2011
National Park Service Recognizes Womens History Month
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House and Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Sites will recognize Women’s History Month through the following events tailored to the National Women’s History Month theme “Our History is Our Strength.”

Did You Know?

Meeting of group of WANDS led by Lieut. General Lovonia H. Brown (far left).

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...."