• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

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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.