Bethune-Cookman College(redirected from Bethune-Cookman University)
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Bethune-Cookman College,at Daytona Beach, Fla.; United Methodist; coeducational. Named for its founder and first president, Mary McCleod BethuneBethune, Mary McLeod
, 1875–1955, American educator, b. Mayesville, S.C., grad. Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1895. The 17th child of former slaves, she taught (1895–1903) in a series of southern mission schools before settling in Florida to found (1904) the
..... Click the link for more information. , the school was formed as a result of a merger (1923) of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Girls (founded 1904) and the Cookman Institute (founded 1872). It became a four-year college in 1941. Founded primarily for African Americans, it is open to all qualified students.