The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities, she achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to charter and serve as president of a bank.
The 15th of 17 children of former slaves, Bethune grew up amidst the poverty and oppression of the Reconstruction South, yet rose to prominence as an educator, presidental advisor, and political activist.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Dorothy Porter Wesley Collection - Broward County Library
Dorothy Porter Wesley
Esther Rolle Collection - Broward County Library
Alex Haley Collection - Broward County Library
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