Special Event

A Soldier for Civil Rights

Fee: Free.

Dates & Times


Saturday, March 14, 2020


2:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event



This March, Women's History Month will be celebrated at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, with the popular series Programs in the Parlor. Each program blends a short talk, museum, and a special artifact.

On Saturday, March 14th, Katie McCabe, co-author of the book "Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights" will discuss co-writing the biography of Dovey Johnson Roundtree. Highlights of Roundtree's life include:

  • One of the first African American female officers in the U.S. Army
  • One of the first African American female lawyers in U.S. history
  • The first African American to be admitted to the Women's Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

Also, a special one-day display of Roundtree's World War II uniform will be part of this presentation! Music by DC Strings Workshop to include pieces from the Big Band Era.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Programs are free but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call 202-426-5961 or email bethunenhs@nps.gov

Contact Information

John Fowler
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