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The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site has much to offer visitors. From tours of the historic Council House, to special programs about the history of women's rights and civil rights in America.

 
Who was Mrs. Bethune?

Who was Mary McLeod Bethune?

Mary McLeod Bethune was a world-renowned educator, civil rights champion, leader of women, and presidential adviser.

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The Council House

About the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

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Things to Do

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The latest news from Mary McLeod Bethune NHS.

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Archives for Black Women's History

Mary McLeod Bethune collected and preserved African American women's history. The NPS preserves this collection.

Last updated: December 7, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
1318 Vermont Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20005

Phone:

202-673-2402

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