• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

Virtual Tour of the Council House

Virtual Tour of the Council House Parlor (QuickTime VR movie, 1.13MB)
 
Virtual Tour of the Council House Bedroom (QuickTime VR movie, 1.44MB)

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...."