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Influential African-American Women

Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune worked as an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She started an African-American school in Daytona Beach, Florida that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University. (Getty Images/Hulton Archive)

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