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Statue of Florida educator Mary McLeod Bethune unveiled in U.S. Capitol

An 11-foot marble likeness of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune was unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol, replacing a statue of a former Confederate general that represented Florida in the National Statuary Hall for nearly a century. During an unveiling ceremony, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., described the change as “rewriting the history we want to share with our future generations. We are replacing a remnant of hatred and division with the symbol of hope and inspiration.” [Source: News Service of Florida]

How Florida’s philanthropy landscape is changing

Mari Kuraishi, president of the Jacksonville-based Jessie Ball duPont Fund, says Floridians often get a bad rap when it comes to charitable giving. “When I came to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund three years ago, there was a lot of like, ‘Oh, well, Floridians…

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