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Hello educational travelers!
Jeff is back with another wonderful post about a place you may not be familiar with.
Read on to see what it is.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. make a mistake if they miss stopping by the national historic site at 1318 Vermont Avenue in northwest Washington. Located there is the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House which interprets the life and legacy of the late great Mary McLeod Bethune. From 1943 to 1966, the house served as the first headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women and was where Bethune lived and worked from 1943 until 1949.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will discover that Mary McLeod Bethune was a renowned educator, organizer, national political leader, president of the National Association of Colored Women, and founder of the National Council of Negro Women. Bethune achieved her greatest national and international recognition at the site. She and the council spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women and the black community.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will learn that the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House was designated as a national historic site by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. On December 11, 1991 the National Park Service was authorized to acquire and manage the property, and it was opened to the public as a national park system site on October 1, 1995. Mary McLeod Bethune used the power of education, political activism, and civil service to achieve racial and gender equality throughout the United States and world. Discover her great legacy on one of your next educational student tours to Washington, D.C.
Until next time,