Logan Circle Historic District
1318 Vermont Avenue NW
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, a national historic site, was a strategic center for programs to advance the interests of African American women and their communities. A daughter of former slaves, Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), renowned educator, presidential adviser, and political activist, founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935. This Victorian townhouse was her home and served as the council’s first headquarters.
Photo: Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
– NPS/Terry Adams