Definition of Bethune, Mary McLeod in US English:

Bethune, Mary McLeod


  • (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.


Bethune, Mary McLeod