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Bethune, Mary McLeod Syllabification: Be·thune, Mary McLeod
Pronunciation: /bəˈTH(y)o͞on/

Definition of Bethune, Mary McLeod in English:

(1875–1955), US educator; full name Mary Jane McLeod Bethune. In 1904, she founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, which, with the Cookman Institute, became Bethune-Cookman College in 1923. Bethune was founder and first president 1935–49 of the National Council of Negro Women.
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