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A black and white image taken of Mary McLeod Bethune and her foster son, Edward Rodriguez, taken at his commencement at Bethune-Cookman College in 1930. They are standing on a sidewalk next to an unidentified campus building. Bushes and trees can be seen behind them. Mary McLeod Bethune is standing at the left, and she is wearing a white dress covered by a graduation gown, and is also wearing a cap and tassle. To her right is Edward Rodriguez, who is wearing a white suit, a graduation gown, a cap, and tassle. Edward Rodriguez, upon his graduation, later became the director of the Bethune Foundation. The photographer of the image is unknown.




Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Rodriguez, Edward

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

8 cm. x 12 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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