Sustainable Action Network, Keep Oil Drilling Out of Our Parks, Oceana and Keep Our Oceans Clean, Deforestation & Forestry, National Parks Show at SAN TV and The mothers who inspired national parks!
This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating women whose dedication, generosity, and advocacy shaped some of our most beloved national parks. We celebrate these mothers by sharing their stories, and you can also honor a special mother in your life by sending an eCard to share your appreciation and love of our national parks. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., was Mary McLeod Bethune’s home and the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, which she founded. Bethune also served as an advisor on African American affairs to four presidents. She was appointed Director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration by President Roosevelt and was the first African American woman to hold so high an office in the federal government. The site features her Victorian townhouse, the offices of the National Council of Negro Women, and a carriage house where the National Ar