Papers. 1923-42.


Papers. 1923-42.

Educator and leader for civil rights and women's rights. Correspondence, diary (1926) kept by Josie Roberts while traveling in California with Mrs. Bethune and diary (1927) of a European trip, speeches, writings, invitations, programs, clippings, photos, and other papers. Relates to Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla., of which Mrs. Bethune was founder and president, the National Association of Colored Women, and Mrs. Bethune's receipt of the Joel E. Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. Correspondents include John Hope, Frank Smith Horne, Mary White Ovington, William B. Pickens, Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Abby Greene (Aldrich) Rockefeller, John James Tigert, Walter Francis White, Roy Wilkins, and Plummer Bernard Young.

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