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Elizabeth Jennings Graham
Women's History Month

7 Heroic Black Women of the 1800s

Posted March 19, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Does the name Elizabeth Jennings Graham ring a bell? How about Mary Ann Shadd Cary? No? Well, this post is for you.

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Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the first black female mayor in Indiana.
Best of DoNY

Gary, Indiana’s New Mayor Tries to Restore Its Glory

Posted March 12, 2012 by Candace Buckner

Born in Gary, educated at Harvard, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a mission: revitalizing a one-time economic powerhouse now best known as the birthplace of Michael Jackson.

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Haunted by Jim Crow: The Grudges of An Angry 83-Year-Old

Posted March 5, 2012 by Rachel Huggins

To counteract the humiliations she suffered under Jim Crow, Grandma Mattie tried retaliating and imposing a few on white people.

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La Négresse Sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Capeaux Photo by Flickr/ultraclay!
Black History Month

Sally’s Plan — How One Slave Mother’s Genius Helped Free All Her Children

Posted February 26, 2012 by Kelly Virella

With three children, a Tennessee slave named Sally was aiming to do the implausible — liberate them all from slavery — and she succeeded.

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