Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

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Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue honoring educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, by Robert Berks.wikipedia
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Mary McLeod Bethune

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Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue honoring educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, by Robert Berks.
Honors include designation of her home in Daytona Beach as a National Historic Landmark, her house in Washington, D.C. as a National Historic Site, and the installation of a memorial sculpture of her in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. The Legislature of Florida designated her in 2018 as the subject of one of Florida's two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

Robert Berks

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue honoring educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, by Robert Berks.
He created hundreds of bronze sculptures and monuments including the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, and the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, D.C.

National Council of Negro Women

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The funds for the monument were raised by the National Council of Negro Women, the organization Mrs. Bethune founded in 1935.
In her first years as president, Height concentrated on achieving concrete goals: the acquisition of tax-exempt status; the erection of the Bethune Memorial Statue; the professionalization of the NCNW; and the establishment of Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Museum and National Archives for Black Women's History.

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Mrs. Bethune is supporting herself by a cane given to her by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

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It is located in Lincoln Park, at East Capitol Street and 12th Street N.E.

East Capitol Street

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It is located in Lincoln Park, at East Capitol Street and 12th Street N.E.

Emancipation Memorial

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The statue originally faced west towards the U.S. Capitol until it was rotated east in 1974 in order to face the newly erected Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial.