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A Widely Overlooked Historical Fact About Dr. Mary McLoed Bethune's Relationship With The NAACP

Attorney and Mrs. Johnny McCray, NAACP President Cynthia Slater, Rev. Evans Smith.

Photos By: Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography LLC.

In 1945 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, along with Dr. W.E.D. DuBois and Mr. Walter White attended the first meeting of the United Nations as official observers representing the NAACP in order to draft the United Nation's Charter in San Francisco California. Dr. DuBois, and Mr. White were the only African Americans present for the event. Dr. Bethune was an early member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when the organization was established in New York City. Dr. Bethune served as a vice president of the organization for a number of years and was awarded its highest honor - the Spingarn Medal in 1935.

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's statue on it's way to the-News Journal Center in Daytona Beach.

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