Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) devoted her life to promoting equal education for Black girls & women. "For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth." More
Did you know Frederick Douglass began publishing the North Star, the abolitionist weekly paper in 1847? See more of his contributions to the abolitionist movement with THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.