Special Event


Mary McLeod Bethune Birthday Celebration in Lincoln Park

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site



Dates & Times


Sunday, July 10, 2022


4:00 PM


2 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Children’s Program


Join the National Park Service as we celebrate the 147th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune in Lincoln Park (located at the instersection of East Capitol Street & 11th Street, N.E.) in front of the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial!

Featured speakers will be Dr. Ida E. Jones, the University Archivist at Morgan State University and the author of "Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism & Education in Logan Circle" and Ms. Nilda Comas, the Master Sculptor. Ms. Comas is the sculptor of the statue of Mrs. Bethune that will represent the State of Florida at National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

There will also be a concert by the Chris Sylvester Quintet.

In the event of rain, the program will be held at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church (1301 North Carolina Avenue, N.E.)

Reservation or Registration: No