• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC


Map to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
Map showing the location of the Council House on Vermont Avenue NW below Logan Circle.
NPS drawing by Kenneth Chandler.

Did You Know?

NYA (National Youth Administration) girls' welding class. Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College.

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.