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Mary McLeod Bethune's Granddaughter Dr.Evelyn Bethune

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The Gist of Freedom

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Please join Dr. Evelyn Idell Bethune. If her name, Bethune is familiar It is, the name, Evelyn shares in the name and legacy of Bethune-Cookman's founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune who is her grandmother. It is the dedication to education exemplified by her grandmother that has directed Dr. McLeod's lifelong pursuit: "Everything we do has a direct relationship to the faith-based concept of 'educate to serve.' Education is our center of gravity. Education is our point of departure and our ultimate destination."

You can learn more about Dr. Bethune by reading her 2009 book Bethune: Out of Darkness into the Light of Freedom, or by visiting her website at Look for her this summer as she promotes her new book Say It Like You Mean It.


Please tune in to hear Professor Michael Dinwiddie's interview with Dr. Bethune on Thursday, December 8th