Our bronze desk bust pays homage to educator and civil rights leader Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). Mary McLeod Bethune is best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bust features famous Bethune quotation: "Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. With it, nothing is impossible." Each bronze sculpture is originated, cast and hand finished by a talented sculptor in England, and measures 9” high and is heavy enough to serve as a large desk paperweight, bookend or personal library focal point. Please note that each bust is crafted by hand by our sculptor at the time of order. Delivery may take up to three weeks.