Brass shape mix and a strawberry quartz faceted disc adorn this lariat necklace. 17 inch gold plated brass chain. Lariat is 4 is inches. Nickel free.
Mary McLeod Bethune was a dedicated educator and advocate for civil rights. In a time when educational options for African-American people were limited, Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in 1904, a school for black girls.
In 1923, the school merged into a college, and then with the all-male Cookman Institute. The new, merged school had now doubled its enrollment to 600 and was renamed the Bethune-Cookman College and today is known as Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In addition to her work in education, Bethune also organized voter registration campaigns, as women gained the right to vote. In 1936, Bethune was the highest-ranking African-American woman in government as the director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration.