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From Bethune to Rascoe
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From Bethune to Rascoe

On the evolving expectations of how a Black woman could and should sound.
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Educator Mary McLeod Bethune in 1942 — likely in the offices of the Chicago Defender, where she wrote a weekly public affairs column for the newspaper.

For Mary McLeod Bethune to be taken seriously in the early 20th century, she had to learn to speak like Eleanor Roosevelt. John explains.

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