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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune standing with local Daytona Beach community leaders and shaking the hand of the man at the right of her. Mary McLeod Bethune can be seen in the center of the photograph, wearing a light-colored print suit and two large bracelets on her wrist. She is shaking the hand of the man to the right of her, who is wearing a collared shirt and trousers. The remaining men in the photograph are African American and Caucasian, and they are wearing collared shirts and trousers. The group is standing on a tennis court on the school campus, and a net can be seen in the foreground of the image. A metal fence encloses the court, and the building at the right of the image in the background is Harrison Rhodes Hall, while the back of the building at the left of the image is Cookman Hall. A large utility pole structure can be seen at the right of the image, while tall palm trees are also in the background. On the back of the image is written, "late 1940- early 1950's, Dr. Bethune and community leaders." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1950


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Fences -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Utility poles -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Rev. Alfred Cookman Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Harrison Rhodes Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Tennis courts -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Back of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

21 cm. x 25 cm.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact University Archives, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2186.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Funding source

LSTA Grant 2008-2009

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

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