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A black and white photograph of Mary McLeod Bethune, center, bowing her head in meditation during a Sunday Community meeting in White Hall. She is wearing a white shirt and black jacket, and is sitting in a chair with her arms on the armrests. Behind her, male and female students in the school uniform stand and sit on risers, their heads bowed and singing a hymn. On the wall behind them hangs a portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune. Typed on the front of the image is the note, "Dr. Bethune is shown in meditation on Sunday afternoon." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


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Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)

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Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

21 cm. x 15 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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