In this excerpt from a longer story, Elizabeth tells of the time Mary McLeod Bethune faced down the Ku Klux Klan to provide education for African-American girls.
- If you read a biographical sketch of Mary McLeod Bethune on the internet, it will tell you a lot about her accomplishments. You won’t read much about her challenges. Why do you think that is the case?
- Which was a greater challenge to Mary McLeod Bethune – racism or poverty? How are the two linked?
- How does secrecy protect hate? Is there a connection between this and cyber bullying today? What is that connection?
- Mary McLeod Bethune by Elouise Greenfield – a picture book illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
- African American/Black History
- Civil Rights Movement
- Education and Life Lessons
- Stereotypes and Discrimination
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking