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A True Rags to Riches Story

Black History Quiz is a bi-weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and t
Black History Quiz
A True Rags to Riches Story
By Jim Stroud • Issue #15 • View online
Black History Quiz is a bi-weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and the descendants of the diaspora in the United States and around the world. PLEASE SHARE this newsletter and help spread the word about a proud people and their cultures. New issues on Sundays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm EST.

This Woman Went From Rags to Riches!
Born a slave, died a rich landowner.
Born a slave, died a rich landowner.
This African American was born a slave. One of her burdens was to make sure that the livestock kept up with her master’s 300-wagon caravan from Mississippi to the Southern part of California. It is said that she was made to walk behind the caravan throughout the journey.
Once on California soil, a sheriff asked her master to prove ownership and when he could not, this African American woman and her daughters were freed soon after.
This amazing woman worked hard thereafter as a nurse and midwife, later on as a successful herbalist businesswoman. She was frugal and bought one of the first homes in downtown Los Angeles. She later invested her savings in real estate and became a rich landowner in Los Angeles.
Despite her upbringing as a slave, she built a reputation for being helpful to poor people of all races. She became a well-known philanthropist and helped to found, in 1872, the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. In November of 1989, the citizens of Los Angeles named a day after her.
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