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    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

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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 »

  • Parking Advisory

    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 »

Multimedia Presentations

 

Transcript of the 1955 Mary McLeod Bethune Brotherhood Luncheon speech

 

A Tribute to Dr. Dorothy I. Height, 1912-2010

Our April 2010 tribute video to Dr. Dorothy I. Height is available in both Flash and Windows media for broadband and slower connections. Please select the appropriate link below for the version you want to view.

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Did You Know?

The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Haiti

Mary McLeod Bethune was invited by President Dumarsais Estimé of the President of Haïti to celebrate the 1949 Haïtian Exposition. She became the first woman to be given the Medal of Honor and Merit, Haïti's highest award.