"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Slave girl’s simple skirt made with love

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 14, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
A flowered skirt worn by a small, enslaved African American girl, and obviously made with love, is a showpiece at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Tracing the history of the linen and cotton blended skirt, and of Lucy, the little girl from Virginia...

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D.C. wax museum adds Harriet Tubman

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 26, 2012 | Leave a comment (2)
I wonder what it feels like to have a famous ancestor. Some of my ancestors were left on the other side of the Atlantic and the ones who came over on the boat lived ordinary lives in places like Schenectady and Cleveland. No one made it to The President’s Gallery by Madame Tussauds as did...

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Get your slaves—cheap

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 12, 2011 | Leave a comment (4)
You can own a slave for $90. You can’t even buy a coat for $90. At that dirt cheap price there must be thousands of people being sold. Millions even. So, if you want to start a sure-fire business, become a slave trader. Capture some people—particularly women and children—ship them halfway...

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