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Mary McLeod Bethune's statue will be on display at the News-Journal Center through Dec. 12. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Set in stone: Mary McLeod Bethune's statue unveiled in Daytona Beach

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Mary McLeod Bethune's statue will be on display at the News-Journal Center through Dec. 12. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Nancy Lohman, president of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund, speaks with attendees at the statue's unveiling on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Nancy Lohman, president of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund, speaks with attendees at the statue's unveiling on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

School Board member Carl Persis and Ormond Beach City Commissioner Susan Persis. Carl Persis is the chair of the Daytona Beach Racing, Recreation, and Facilities District, which donated over $25,000 for the fund.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

School Board member Carl Persis and Ormond Beach City Commissioner Susan Persis. Carl Persis is the chair of the Daytona Beach Racing, Recreation, and Facilities District, which donated over $25,000 for the fund.

The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale performs during the unveiling of Bethune's statue on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale performs during the unveiling of Bethune's statue on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Choral director Terrance Lane conducts the B-CU concert chorale during the unveiling of Bethune's statue on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Choral director Terrance Lane conducts the B-CU concert chorale during the unveiling of Bethune's statue on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Nancy Lohman,president of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Nancy Lohman,president of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is also on the board for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is also on the board for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Volusia County Councilwoman Billie Wheeler also serves on the board for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Volusia County Councilwoman Billie Wheeler also serves on the board for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of Guidewell and Florida Blue. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of Guidewell and Florida Blue. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Dr. Hiram Powell, interim president of Bethune-Cookman University. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Dr. Hiram Powell, interim president of Bethune-Cookman University. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thomas LoBasso, president of Daytona State College. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Thomas LoBasso, president of Daytona State College. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Secretary of State Laurel Lee. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Secretary of State Laurel Lee. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Sculptor Nilda Comas will become the first Hispanic artist whose statue is housed in the Statuary Hall State Collection. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Sculptor Nilda Comas will become the first Hispanic artist whose statue is housed in the Statuary Hall State Collection. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

The statue of Mary McLeod Bethune is unveiled at the News-Journal Center on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

The statue of Mary McLeod Bethune is unveiled at the News-Journal Center on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Mary McLeod Bethune's statue is made of marble from the quarry which Michelangelo's statue originated. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Mary McLeod Bethune's statue is made of marble from the quarry which Michelangelo's statue originated. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

The statue of Mary McLeod Bethune is unveiled at the News-Journal Center on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

The statue of Mary McLeod Bethune is unveiled at the News-Journal Center on Monday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Sculptor Nilda Comas and Florida Rep. Tom Leek pose with Bethune's statue. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Sculptor Nilda Comas and Florida Rep. Tom Leek pose with Bethune's statue. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Volusia County Councilwomen Barb Girtman and Billie Wheeler stand beside Bethune's statue and scupltor Nilda Comas. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 |

Volusia County Councilwomen Barb Girtman and Billie Wheeler stand beside Bethune's statue and scupltor Nilda Comas. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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