African Americans on Postage Stamps

Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator

22-cent Mary McLeod Bethune stamp
The Mary McLeod Bethune stamp was issued March 5, 1985.

Mary McLeod Bethune was consumed with her life’s central mission-education. She was a straightforward woman who learned to be strong-willed and forceful as she pursued her ideals. She founded the National Council of Negro Women and what is now known as Bethune-Cookman College.

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