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Daytona Beach Giveaway


Daytona Beach Giveaway



Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Project

  • Address: 221 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: October 12, 2021 - December 12, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: News-Journal Center at Daytona State College
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Admission tickets are FREE and required. Free tickets are available for one of 6 daily time slots.
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Celebrate the life and legacy of one of Daytona Beach's most renowned former residents - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. A marble statue by master sculptor Nilda Comas of the civil rights activist and founder of Bethune-Cookman University will be on public display at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. in downtown Daytona Beach. The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting October 12 through December 12, 2021. Those who want to view the statue need a free ticket for one of six daily time slots. Tickets are available online at Viewings will be held seven days a week. The statue will be moved to its permanent home in Washington, D.C., where it will be unveiled in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol Building in 2022. Bethune's statue is the first state-commissioned statue of an African American included in the Statuary Hall Collection.