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

  title={Mary McLeod Bethune's "Last Will and Testament": A Legacy for Race Vindication},
  author={Elaine M. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={105 - 122}
After the impressive 1926 Convention of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) in Oakland, California, an enthusiast referring to the delegates wrote, "Their luggage, consisting of expensive and durable suitcases, bags, overnight bags of all forms and sizes, did credit to good taste and common sense."(1) While non-contemporaries may think such a baggage observation irrelevant, it was tied into NACW members' desire "to furnish evidence of the moral, mental, and material progress made… 

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  • J. Woodley
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  • B. Ross
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  • 1975
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Quote from the Chicago Defender

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