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"Mary McLeod Bethune (1873-1955) was... a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, she opened a school for black girls.... From 1935-1944 she was a special advisor on minority affairs" to FDR. "She was the first black woman to head a federal agency." She also worked as a "consultant on interracial affairs" for the United Nations. Mary founded the "National Council Youth Administration of Negro Women and was director of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration." (The Confident Woman)