• 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?

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...."