Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
entitled "Mary McLeod Bethune and Her International Ties" on Tuesday,
February 21st from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Department of the Interior

Mary McLeod Bethune is well known for her work all over the United States
serving as the Bethune-Cookman College founder, President of the National
Council of Negro Women and Director of the Division of Negro Affairs in
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration. Although she is well
known for her work in the U.S. much less has been written about Mrs.
Bethune’s work abroad. Awarded the Haitian Medal of Honor and Merit in
1949, the country’s highest award, Mrs. Bethune is highly recognized
throughout the world for her activism. She would also travel to Liberia in
1952 as a distinguished guest of President Truman. From her years as
President of the National Council of Negro Women Mrs. Bethune established
an international component that the organization would continue through
their work in countries such as Botswana, Ghana and Haiti.

Please join the Ashley Robertson from the National Park Service as she
explores the "International Vision" that Mary McLeod Bethune established
through the National Council of Negro Women. See how her pioneering work
not only touched those here in this country, but indeed reached around the

All that are interested are invited.  The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington.  Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming.    For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger
Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our new Park Ranger
Speaker Series website at

We hope to see you on February 21st!

George Franchois
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC  20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773