1985 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ~ BLACK HERITAGE #2137 Plate Block of 4 x 22 cents US Postage Stamps

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1985 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ~ BLACK HERITAGE #2137 Plate Block of 4 x 22 cents US Postage Stamps

1985 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ~ BLACK HERITAGE #2137 Plate Block of 4 x 22 cents US Postage Stamps - On March 5, 1985 in Washington DC, the USPS issued the eighth stamp in the Black Heritage stamp series, honoring Mary McLeod Bethune. In 1935 she organized the National Council of Negro Women, this stamp celebrates the 50th anniversary of that council. She was the first African American Woman to become the head of a Federal Agency. Mary was appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of War during World War II to help in the selection of candidates for the Women's Army Corps. She also served as a special advisor on minority affairs to President Roosevelt. Mary worked closely with both President and Mrs. Roosevelt and was a trusted advisor. In 1945 she assisted Eleanor Roosevelt as a special consultant on interracial affairs at the San Francisco Conference of the United Nations Organization. ( Black Heritage Series, National Council of Negro Women, Women's Army Corps., San Francisco Conference of the United Nations Organization, Bethune-Cookman College )

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tommy April 3, 2011 at 6:41 PM  

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