After more than 150 years of states contributing two statues to Capitol Hill’s Statuary Hall, legendary educator and civil rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to be honored by a state. Born to former slaves, Bethune went on to found a college, champion women’s rights and become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

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