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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M95- 3
Creator: Liberty, Eunice
Title, Dates: Papers, 1967-1995.
Amount: 2.00 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Eunice Watson Liberty was born in 1904 in Kissimmee, Florida. Eunice completed 8th grade at the Mary McLeod Bethune Normal Industrial Institute for Negro Girls in Daytona Beach and graduated from Edward Waters High School in Jacksonville. She earned her teaching certificate at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1927 and a Masters degree at Columbia University in New York in 1950. Eunice married King Liberty in 1935 and worked as a teacher for Miami Dade Public Schools for almost 40 years. After her retirement in 1969, she successfully advocated for the inclusion of African American history in the school curriculum.

    Liberty was a long-standing member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and served as President of its Miami Chapter. She represented the NCNW on the Metro-Dade Commission on the Status of Women and was very involved in local government. Much of her work has been to increase education on and awareness of the contributions made by Mary McLeod Bethune, even campaigning for schools and a multi-cultural children's community center named for Bethune. Liberty died in 2001.

Summary:     This collection contains correspondence (1967-1992), articles and speeches, newspaper clippings, programs and background materials on the National Council of Negro Women, photographs and miscellaneous materials of Eunice Watson Liberty from 1967 to 1995. The collection documents her efforts on behalf of children, education, and the community in the Miami area as well as her work with the National Council of Negro Women. The correspondence primarily documents Ms. Liberty's attempts to establish a community youth house in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune and the establishment of a Black Archives in Miami.

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Associated Materials: M95-2, Mary McLeod Bethune biographical materials
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Subject Access Fields: Liberty, Eunice
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955
National Council of Negro Women
Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
African Americans Education. Florida
African Americans History 1964- Florida
African Americans Florida.
Women History 20th century Florida
African American students Florida.
Miami (Fla.)
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