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Painting Of Abolitionist Anna Murray Douglass

Anna Murray Douglass

Anna Murray Douglass (c. 1813-1882), born in freedom in Maryland, secured funds for enslaved Frederick to escape to New York, where the couple would marry before moving to New Bedford.
Photograph Of Consuelo M. Sousa

Consuelo M. Sousa

The childhood dream to become a doctor turned into reality for Consuelo M. Sousa (1931-2001) when she graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1958.
Photo Of Alberta Mae Knox Eatmon

Alberta Mae Knox

Educator Alberta Mae Knox (1896-1991) was the first Black graduate from the newly built New Bedford High School in 1913, when she was elected class salutatorian by the faculty.
Photo Of Entrepreneur Lena Britto

Lena Britto

Born and raised in Rochester, entrepreneur and activist Lena Britto (1921-2007) owned and operated Van-Lee Beauty Salon in East Wareham for over 18 years.
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