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Mary McLeod Bethune House, Washington DC

Mary McLeod Bethune House - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Mary McLeod Bethune House
1318 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005Map
+1 202 673 2402
Neighborhood: Downtown

Mary McLeod Bethune, a noted teacher and political leader, lived in this house from 1943 until her death in 1955. She served as director of the Division of Negro Affairs under Franklin Roosevelt and was an advisor to three other U.S. presidents. The house was the original headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women. Founded by Bethune, the group sought to promote women in society and eliminate all forms of discrimination. Today, the home is a museum dedicated to Bethune and all American black women. A large collection of writings, artwork, photographs and memorabilia are on display. Donations accepted.

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Mary McLeod Bethune House General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: McPherson Square
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