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Explore “Mrs. Bethune’s Washington” with the National Park Service

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Date: July 3, 2018
Contact: Katie Liming, 202-619-7156 (for press inquiries)
Contact: John Fowler, 202-426-5961 (to reserve a seat)

WASHINGTON-  The National Park Service is taking its annual celebration of Mary McLeod Bethune on the road! As an influential figure in the civil rights movement and an internationally renowned educator and political leader, Mary McLeod Bethune frequented important sites across Washington, DC including President's Park, the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and Lincoln Park. The National Park Service invites you on a bus tour to explore these sites and celebrate the life and legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune. 

On this tour, park rangers will share Bethune’s story as we visit the sites she would have frequented during her time in Washington. The tour will also include the opportunity to participate in a wreath laying at the newly restored statue of Bethune in Lincoln Park.

What: Bus tour celebrating the 143rd Anniversary of the Birth of Mary Bethune McLeod and her contributions to the civil rights movement. The buses are air-conditioned and include restrooms. 

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Tour will start at the National Council of Negro Women Headquarters, at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. 

Reserve a seat: This event is free and available to the public. Seating is limited to the first 100 people and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact John Fowler at 202-426-5961 or e-mail us to reserve a seat. 

Last updated: July 3, 2018

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