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[Pioneers of the Past] Sarah Louise Delany

Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany (September 19, 1889 — January 25, 1999) was an African- American educator and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her younger sister Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany, of the New York Times bestselling oral history, Having our Say, by journalist Amy Hill Hearth. Sadie was the first Black person permitted…

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[ Pioneers of the Past ] Sarah E. Goode

Sarah Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first African-American woman to receive a United States patent. She was born Sarah Elizabeth Jacobs in 1855 in Toledo, Ohio, although she would sometimes say that she was born in Spain. Sarah Goode was the second of seven children of Oliver and Harriet Jacobs,…

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