Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.
Mary McLeod Bethune's Legacy
Bus Tour of "Mrs. Bethune's Washington"
Join the National Park Service for a Bus Tour of Washington in celebration of Mary McLeod Bethune's 143rd birthday.
Last updated: July 3, 2018