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Congratulations to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune...

the 15th child of former slaves, who walked with giants during her extraordinary life - while empowering thousands of Black children and students that society overlooked and oppressed.

On July 13th, that life of unselfish service and faith was acknowledged with one of the nation's highest honors. An 8-foot, 6,300-pound marble statue of Dr. Bethune in an educator’s cap and gown was formally unveiled at Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Multiple national leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, extolled the woman and Methodist who, in 1904, founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls.

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