Mary McLeod Bethune

Pioneering Black Educator's Statue to Replace Confederate Statue at the Capitol

The renowned educator’s Florida-commissioned statue will be placed permanently in the Capitol in February 2022

Portrait of American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune
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Civil rights activist and Bethune-Cookman University founder Mary McLeod Bethune will soon make history again. 

She will be the first Black person to represent a state in the National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The renowned educator’s Florida-commissioned statue will be placed permanently in the Capitol in February 2022, replacing the statue of a confederate general.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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