when Mary was little she went to a white family's house with her mom. when she got there she had to go in the playhouse were kids were studying. when she was in the playhouse she picked up a book, then a white girl told her the she cant read that, because she is black. that was Mary's first encounter with something like that, later it made her realize that she should help other people.
You cant read that!
Mary fought to have black kids to be able to go to school. so she opened her own school for black kids, because she believed that education is very important.
"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
Mary was an activist from 1904-1955, and she founded her school for black people in Daytona, Florida.
. Mary's favorite color is orange . Mary "was one of 17 children born to former slaves." .she was also in events for woman's rights .also "she served as the president of the Florida chapter of the National Association of Colored Women"
Mary wanted everyone to be able to do many things, like go to school because Mary believed "Education provided the key to racial advancement." She was so extraordinary that she was "inducted in the National Woman's Hall of Fame. People all around the world could know that she made a change to our world, and to be together in everything, no matter who or what we are.