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Ms. Biddy Mason, The Los Angeles Mogul from Slavery to freedom, 1891 worth $300,000

An unsung heroine, legend, and icon of the Los Angeles area who owned a vast amount of property and was instrumental in the erection of the first African American church and elementary school.

California in 1850 became a free state and in that decade San Bernardino profited from slave labor. In the 1850s, San Bernardino…

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