When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - Study Guide Enter Mary McLeod Bethune Summary & Analysis

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Mary McLeod Bethune dedicates her life to the advancement of her race. She believes in her abilities and at one point starts a school in Daytona, Florida, with only $1.50 in her pocket and her will to succeed. Though she initially believes her goal in life to be mission work in Africa, she comes to realize that she's needed in the United States. There are stories of the trials Black women face as the Great Depression looms on the horizon and unemployment rises. There is a "slave market" in which Black women gather each morning and White women - often of a class that could not otherwise afford to hire domestic help - take the lowest bids for a day's work. The Black women are forced to bid against each other and are often exploited sexually or not paid at...

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