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 mmbstatue.org. 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.