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Mary McLeod Bethune


Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, school founder, and unofficial advisor on African-American issues to presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Her statue is found in Lincoln Park.

Fun Fact: Mary McLeod Bethune loved books and once said, "The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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