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A Passionate Mind in Relentless Pursuit: The Vision of Mary McLeod Bethune (Significations)

This book is about Mary McLeod Bethune
"A Passionate Mind in Relentless Pursuit: The Vision of Mary McLeod Bethune (Significations)" is a profound exploration into the life and enduring influence of Mary McLeod Bethune, an iconic trailblazer in education and civil rights. Set to be published on July 23, 2024, this book by Noliwe Rooks provides a detailed narrative that breathes life into the statue of Bethune, revealing her not just as a historical figure, but as a vibrant, visionary leader whose teachings remain crucial in the ongoing fight for justice in America. Born into harsh circumstances as the fifteenth child of former slaves, Bethune’s journey from learning to read to founding Bethune-Cookman University encapsulates her belief in education as a fundamental right intricately linked to economic and political empowerment, especially for Black women and girls. Ideal for adult education groups, this book delves into themes of education equity, racial justice, and gender equality, presenting Bethune’s story as a cornerstone in understanding the dynamics of these critical social issues. Through Rooks' personal connections and scholarly insights, readers gain a unique appreciation of Bethune’s strategies and successes in a segregated society, inspiring reflection and action toward a more equitable future.
Published by Penguin Press on July 23, 2024
208 pages
ISBN: 9780593492420
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