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    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

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  • Archives Relocated to Museum Resource Center

    The National Park Service (NPS) has relocated the National Archives for Black Women’s History collection from Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to the NPS’s Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland. More »

  • Parking Advisory

    On-street parking is limited, public transportation suggested. Nearest Metros are the U Street and McPherson Square stations. Please be aware street sweeping occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am, further limiting parking during that time. More »

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Did You Know?

Mary McLeod Bethune, W.E.B. DuBois, and Walter White in San Francisco.

On April 25, 1945, W.E.B. DuBois, eminent sociologist at Atlanta University, Walter White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Mary McLeod Bethune were sent to San Francisco by President Harry S Truman as consultants to the organizing meeting of the United Nations.