Today In Black History: Mary McLeod Bethune

On this date in 1985 the Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service as the eighth stamp in its Black Heritage USA series. Over her life Bethune was a educator, civil rights leader, and founder of both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women. She was also a advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was head of his "Black Cabinet".