The limited scholarly attention given to Mary McLeod Bethune has focused either on her pioneering efforts to integrate the federal bureaucracy during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt or on her equally trailblazing work in the black women’s club movement.1 To be sure, historians have recognized Bethune as one of this country’s most important educators, but this critical aspect of her career remains imperfectly understood. This is especially true of the school that she founded for women in 1904, which became the coeducational liberal arts institution Bethune-Cookman College.
McCluskey, Audrey Thomas
"Ringing Up A School: Mary McLeod Bethune's Impact on Daytona,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 73:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol73/iss2/6