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Mary Bethune to Represent Florida

4/20/2018 | Author: Johanne Castagan

Good news:  The legislature passed and the governor signed a resolution to replace Florida’s statute in the nation’s capitol with Mary McLeod Bethune. (It had been Kirby Smith, the last Confederate general to surrender.) Bethune not only was the founder of Bethune Cookman University, but also was the world’s most famous woman of color in…