The museum is honoring the life and legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune in her last residence in WDC.
Bethune was an African-American educator, an activist who fought for equality for women and African- Americans. Among her achievements are the school for African-Americans in Florida and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), which she founded in 1935 in WDC with a mission to empower African-American women.
The house is reserved as it was when Bethune lived there, and exhibitions telling her life story and actions in the NCNW are presented. Another section in the museum is the National Archives for Black Women’s History, which can be accessed upon request in advance.