She Broke the Mold

Did I flummox everyone when I, an African-American woman spurned the usual courses tailored for women at Oberlin and took a program of Greek, Latin and higher Mathematics designed for gentlemen? Why shouldn’t I, a child of God, aspire to higher goals?

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Mary Jane Patterson, born into slavery, became the first African American woman to earn a four year college degree. You can read more about her here.

Photo of Mary Jane Patterson from Los Angeles Sentinel

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Source: Wikipedia

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