Mary Bethune

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune  1875 – 1955 The colors of the portrait are inspired by Alice Neel’s Woman in a Pink Hat. Bethune was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council for Negro Women in 1935, established the organization’s flagship journal Aframerican Women’s Journal, and resided as president or leader… Continue reading Mary Bethune