Mary McLeod Bethune.
Juvenile biography of Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955), educator, organizer of black women, and civil rights activist. “This is the challenging and inspired true story of a little girl who was determined to learn to read, and who went on to become a teacher, the founder of a college, an adviser to statesmen, and a great humanitarian.” In 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Training Negro Girls. The school has since evolved into Bethune–Cookman University, an historically black university (HBCU).
Description: Mary McLeod Bethune.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. First Edition. [i]–x, , [1(blank)], –268, vi pp. 8vo. Publisher’s pictorial cloth; dust jacket; deckled fore-edge; top edge tinted. Illustrations by Raymond Lufkin. Near fine in very good dust jacket with some chipping at head and tail of spine.