I Leave You Love - The Life and Times of Mary McLeod Bethune Episode 1 'Fear'

by Vanitas Arts

Mary McLeod Bethune - African American Activist, Educator and World Changer - A remarkable woman who became one of the most important Black educators, civil and Women's Rights leaders of the 20th Century. Born on 10th July in Mayesville, Carolina, USA in 1875; One of 15 children; Mary knew struggle and how segregation impacted. Grown-up to defy and challenge the KKK who terrorised, used violence and murder to keep Black citiz ...   ...  Read more

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  • Season 1

  • Episode 1 Fear

    Episode 1 Fear

    When I was a girl I was told by another little girl that I could not read. That I would never read. It was far above my station to even hope for literacy. And you want to know a secret? I was angry. This podcast is about a remarkable woman; someone who made a difference, who you may not be aware of. A Black female who changed history as an activist and educator for Black women’s rights in the USA and across the world. Mary McLeod Bethune. This podcast is the first in a series of 4 …. where we will highlight the story of Mary McLeod Bethune and examine the driving forces in her life. Using extracts from ‘I leave You Love’ …. our new drama written by playwright and academic Dr Anita Franklin. Together we will explore the issues Mary faced all those years ago are still prevalent for Black women today.