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Mary McLeod Bethune

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Jackie Johnson

This profile will show how Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, born to poor cotton farmers in Mayesville, SC, would brilliantly start a school of her own with just $1.50, which became an internationally recognized university. Dr. Bethune influenced important African-American Political leaders of the day, created a “Black Cabinet”, and was an advisor to several U.S. Presidents, among them, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The profile will also feature interviews with:

Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Professor of History, University of South Carolina, Congressman James E. Clyburn, 6th Congressional District, United States, Eddie L. Miller, Jr., President, Twin City Outreach Mission, Sumter, South Carolina, Jereleen Hollimon Miller, Great Grand Niece of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

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