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Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Unveiled in Florida Before a Permanent Stay in the U.S. Capitol

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A new 11-foot statue honoring civil rights giant Mary McLeod Bethune—made using marble from the same quarry Michelangelo used to build the infamous David sculpture—was unveiled Tuesday in Florida. Artist Nilda Comas spent four years chiseling away at the marble in her Italian studio, before the statue made its way to…

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