Biddy Mason Speaks up

Biddy Mason Speaks up

Book - 2019
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"This book introduces young readers to another real-life champion for civil rights: Bridget Biddy Mason, an African American philanthropist, healer, and midwife who was born into slavery. When Biddy arrived in California, where slavery was technically illegal, she was kept captive by her owners and forced to work without pay. But when Biddy learned that she was going to be taken to a slave state, she launched a plan to win her freedom. She refused to be defined by her enslavement, and coauthors Arisa White and Laura Atkins devote much of their narrative to Biddy Mason's later life as a business and civic leader in the fledgling city of Los Angeles"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2019]
ISBN: 9781597144032
Characteristics: 105 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.


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This is the true story of Bridget "Biddy" Mason: nurse, businessperson and community activist. Born into slavery, young Biddy learned herbalism and midwifery before being sold to a family who moved west. In Utah, then California, states where slavery was illegal, the family attempted to... Read More »

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