from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955. American educator who sought improved racial relations and educational opportunities for African Americans. She was part of the U.S. delegation to the first United Nations meeting (1945).

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  • n. United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)


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  • -- Head coach Horace Broadex not only played against the team he formerly coached in Bethune Cookman, but was able to play against the Georgetown team that he won a national title as a member of.

    IA Independents

  • I did not order Captain Bethune to either abandon the vessel or to attempt to scuttle it.

    Conservationists row over ship hit by Japanese whaling vessel

  • The facts are, in China, Norman Bethune is revered as a national martyr.

    A Medical Mission to China

  • A small group of rightwing protesters demonstrated outside the court and labelled Bethune a terrorist, with some urging the court to give him the death penalty.

    Sea Shepherd man sentenced for whaler assault

  • The group also called Bethune a "political prisoner."

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Still, on Wednesday, the group called Bethune "a hero" and said his mission helped save hundreds of whales which were to be killed by Japan.

    Zee News : India National

  • The Sea Shepherds, who have called Bethune the first New Zealander taken as a "prisoner of war '' to Japan since World War II, said on their website that they were preparing legal representation for the skipper. | Top Stories

  • "Bethune," Watts drawled the name, even more than was his wont, and the quarter-breed noticed that the usually roving eyes had set into a hard stare behind which lurked a dangerous glitter, "yo're a ornery, low-down cur-dog what hain't fitten to be run with by man, beast, or devil.

    The Gold Girl

  • Bethune was born in 1875, just a decade after the end of slavery.

    Teen Actors Make Portraits Come Alive

  • Dressed in a blue velvet suit and carrying a cane, just like the woman in the portrait behind her, Taylor Marsh looks like a younger version of educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune.

    Teen Actors Make Portraits Come Alive


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