The civil rights leader Mary McLeod died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Founder of Bethune-Cookman University, one of the earliest educational institutions that catered to black students. She was often referred to as “The First Lady of The Struggle” by her supporters.
She was born to former slaves and had to help the family work on the fields at age 5.
“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” (Mary McLeod Bethune)
“Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.” (Mary McLeod Bethune)
“I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.” (Mary McLeod Bethune)
“The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.” (Mary McLeod Bethune)
“We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” (Mary McLeod Bethune)