Mary McLeod Bethune

Anderson singing at piano
The Jaxson

Thursday is the last day of Black History Month. For Jacksonville, it’s a history that includes brushes with some of the nation’s most prominent black historical figures.

Bethune Statue Bill Ready For Full Florida House

Feb 14, 2018
Photo provided by The News Service of Florida

A proposal to place a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune in the U.S. Capitol is ready to be considered by the full Florida House.

Photo provided by The News Service of Florida

A statue of civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune is halfway to its supporters’ goal of replacing the likeness of a Confederate general as a representative of Florida in the U.S. Capitol.