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Posted on: June 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Dr. Bethune statues to be unveiled this summer

Dr. Bethune statues to be unveiled this summer

A series of special activities are planned to honor Dr. Bethune when her statues are unveiled starting in July.

  • At 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, the marble statue honoring the icon will be unveiled and dedicated in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. For those unable to attend the unveiling, the ceremony will be livestreamed and viewers can watch online at www.speaker.gov/live.
  • In Daytona Beach, a near-identical bronze sculpture of Dr. Bethune will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in Bethune Plaza, which is at the intersection of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Beach Street.
  • At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, there will be a premier showing of a feature-length documentary about Bethune in the News-Journal Center’s auditorium. Advance reservations are needed to watch the inaugural viewing of the film, which highlights the journey of the statues being made by sculptor Nilda Comas. The News-Journal Center is at 221 N. Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach.

For more information, visit www.MMBStatue.org.

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