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Mary McLeod Bethune

1875 - 1955

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Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (née McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935, established the organization's flagship journal Aframerican Women's Journal, and presided as president or leader for a myriad of African American women's organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration's Negro Division.She also was appointed as a national advisor to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she worked with to create the Federal Council on Colored Affairs, also known as the Black Cabinet. She is well-known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary McLeod Bethune has received more than 1,538,343 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Mary McLeod Bethune is the 539th most popular social activist (down from 452nd in 2019), the 11,176th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,728th in 2019) and the 87th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Mary McLeod Bethune ranks 539 out of 538Before her are Luis Taruc, Rachel Corrie, Eren Keskin, Manal al-Sharif, Maggie Gobran, and Lucy Burns. After her are Faiza Jama Mohamed, Hadja Saran Daraba Kaba, Samuel Gompers, Lydia Cacho, Arthur Scargill, and Ashin Wirathu.

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Among people born in 1875, Mary McLeod Bethune ranks 169Before her are Roscoe Lockwood, Gunnar Höjer, László Berti, Miriam A. Ferguson, Maurice Hemelsoet, and Émile Delchambre. After her are Samuel S. Hinds, Charles Perrin, Charles Holden, and Juho Sunila. Among people deceased in 1955, Mary McLeod Bethune ranks 152Before her are S. Z. Sakall, Einar Arnórsson, Harry Cobby, André Rischmann, Katharine Drexel, and Robert Riskin. After her are John W. Davis, Jack McGrath, Bert McCaffrey, Carlyle Blackwell, and Leo Amery.

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Among people born in United States, Mary McLeod Bethune ranks 11,176 out of 18,182Before her are Hailey Baldwin (1996), Chris Bauer (1966), Victoria Pedretti (1995), Lillian Randolph (1914), Greg Oden (1988), and Tisha Campbell-Martin (1968). After her are John Breckinridge (1760), Chris Ellis (1956), Norman Dello Joio (1913), Jerry Adler (1929), Emma Caulfield (1973), and Eleanor Garatti (1909).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Mary McLeod Bethune ranks 87Before her are Bayard Rustin (1912), Mario Savio (1942), Roger Stone (1952), Frank Kameny (1925), Rachel Corrie (1979), and Lucy Burns (1879). After her are Fannie Lou Hamer (1917), Dorothy Height (1912), Matthew Shepard (1976), Tarana Burke (1973), Edith Windsor (1929), and Walter Reuther (1907).