Presenter Information

Tionna Haynes, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Mary McLeod Bethune's life is an example of how black women influenced the education of black children. Bethune was able to start her own school at the beginning of the twentieth century and it recent became an accredited university. This project looks how Bethune navigated through institutional racism to get her education, start a school, and educate other black people. This will look at the steps that Bethune took to give black children the best education in Daytona, Florida.

Faculty Sponsor

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1900

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

An Iron Fist and A Velvet Glove: Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women's Influence on Black Education

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Mary McLeod Bethune's life is an example of how black women influenced the education of black children. Bethune was able to start her own school at the beginning of the twentieth century and it recent became an accredited university. This project looks how Bethune navigated through institutional racism to get her education, start a school, and educate other black people. This will look at the steps that Bethune took to give black children the best education in Daytona, Florida.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/88