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Edited collection sheds light on Alabama women and girls

On August 19,  1870, or roughly about 146 years ago this coming week, Carrie Leonteen Townsend, an African American college student, sat down to write a letter to her uncle Thomas Townsend. Carrie lived in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She was returning to school in New Orleans. She shared that and news about a visiting cousin. Before… Continue reading Edited collection sheds light on Alabama women and girls