Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator © Betty Hahn

Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

Betty A Hahn

Sun City, Arizona, USA

Artist Statement

I picked one of the available names and loved learning about this remarkable woman. I am a painter so chose to paint parts of her life on silk.

Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment

She was an educator and activist who counseled four presidents on Negro education.


Paper backed silk crepe de chine, painted with tsukineko inks, quilted on a movable machine.


Silk, 80/20 batting, cotton back

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