• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

A Tribute to Dr. Dorothy I. Height, 1912-2010 (Flash, 480x270)

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Did You Know?

Mary McLeod Bethune wearing the Commander of the Order of the Star of Africa medal.

In 1949, President Harry S Truman appointed Mary McLeod Bethune as a United States Representative to the second inauguration of President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia, West Africa. She was awarded Liberia's most prestigious award, the Commander of the Order of the Star of Africa.