Mary McLeod Bethune was a larger-than-life educator and activist whose legacy is now remembered with an eleven-foot tall, 6,000-pound statue carved by Nilda Comas. She used the last piece of statuary marble taken from the same Italian quarry used by Renaissance artist Michelangelo. The statue will represent Florida in the US Capitol building.
The Florida Historical Society Thanks Our Sponsors:
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
This project is sponsored in part by The Historic Rossetter House Museum.