A Mother’s House

Located at 1318 Vermont Avenue, NW the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is a National Historic Site, the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women and the last Washington, DC residence of the trailblazing Mary McLeod Bethune. In addition to be site for general visitors it is also the home of the National Archives for Black Women’s History serves to identify, collect, develop, interpret and preserve the legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune including her unique focus on the individual and collective history of African American women.

Bethune was considered a mother of the movement for equal rights for African Americans, women and girls. Her home is now as open to others as her heart was when she was still alive. Learn about visitor hours here.

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