Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 – 1955) opened the Literacy and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in 1904. Her school was so successful that she later merged with the Cookman Institute. By 1941, the school, Bethune-Cookman College, was approved by the Florida State Department of Education to offer a four-year baccalaureate program for liberal arts and teacher education. Among other things, Dr. Bethune was a special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune paper doll set comes with one paper doll and stands approximately 8.5" tall. The set comes with seven outfits, some of which are based on clothes she wore in her photographs, an attached stand, and an envelope to store the doll and clothes. The uncut paper doll and clothes are bound in a 12 page book and printed on white card stock. The paper doll book also includes her brief biography.