Date of this Version
Journal o/Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 3, No. I-January 2005 3 ISSN: 1541-6224
Unlike many of her contemporaries, Mary McLeod Bethune is not a household name. This is perhaps fitting. Despite the fact that she made major contributions in politics and education, she epitomized the quiet, passionate African-American woman of the mid-20th century, "the mothers of the race, the homemakers and spiritual guides" (Hanson, 2003, p. 2).