Mary McLeod Bethune's "Last Will and Testament": A Legacy for Race Vindication

@article{Smith1996MaryMB,
  title={Mary McLeod Bethune's "Last Will and Testament": A Legacy for Race Vindication},
  author={Elaine M. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  year={1996},
  volume={81},
  pages={105 - 122}
}
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