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The Pioneering Women of WDC

  Visit 10 memorials and statues dedicated to women in the public space

  Explore 9 museums which were founded by or named after women

  Get to know the female political leaders: 2 mayors (out of 8), 1 US female shadow Senator and 1 US female shadow representative

  Cheer for 5 Washington DC women's professional sports teams in ice hockey, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, and football

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Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial stands in Washington, DC's Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. It was sculpted by Robert Berks, and was dedicated in 1974. It honors Ms. Bethune for her role as educator, presidential adviser, and civil rights activist. The sculpture features a representation of a cane given to Bethune by President Franklin Roosevelt, and two children receiving Bethune's last will and testament.

Historian Richard Norton Smith narrates.