Education: Be a Daniel!

She was a Negro and virtually a pauper, but plucky little Mary McLeod Bethune was also a dreamer. In 1904, with only $1.50 in cash, she started a school for Negro girls in Daytona Beach, Fla., and then she wanted none other than Soap Tycoon James N. Gamble, son of the founder of Procter & Gamble, to be a trustee. "But where," asked Gamble as he gazed at her shacklike building on the former city dump known as Hell's Hole, "is this school of which you wish me to be a trustee?" "In my...

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