The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

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Place Category: Library & Archive and MuseumPlace Tags: Places in WDC and WDC Metro Area Places

  • Description

    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.

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House -- National Park Week 2012

    Ranger Veronica highlights Mary McLeod Bethune Council House during National Park Week 2012.
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    Address: 1318 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005.
    Free Admission
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