The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune

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Based in part on some 30 interviews of people with first-hand knowledge of this pioneering female black activist, The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune is an essential work of African-American biography, and only the second such effort in more than 40 years.

High school and college educators who need literature about minorities and women can do no better than to acquire this text. Bethune (1875-1955) is a role model for black youth: at a time when the status of black women was generally quite low, she became an educator who started a college Bethune-Cookman, where Long teaches advised four presidents, received international acclaim and awards, and consistently fought for the rights of women and minorities.

Dr. Bethune's main message to youth entering college was, "Enter to learn; depart to serve." Especially if paired with the film Mary M. Bethune: A Portrait of Faith, to which Long also contributed, The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune will inspire students and

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Nancy Zrinyi Long holds a MS in Elementary Education and Language Arts from Ohio Dominican College and an Ed.D in English curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida. She has taught every grade level from preschool through college, and has taught English for Student Support Services as an associate professor at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach since 1992.

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"This book is easy and interesting reading. It

presents the 'Life and Legacy' of the late Dr.

Mary McLeod Bethune holistically and concludes

with testimonies from living witnesses.

The author narrates Dr. Bethune's early

years and documents how developments in

those years influenced her later accomplishments." -- Dr. Oswald P. Bronson "President, Bethune-Cookman College"

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