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Amanda Smith: The First African American Woman to Establish an Orphanage

By Lestey Gist at The Gist of Freedom At the end of the nineteenth century, Amanda Smith, established the first orphanage in Chicago Illinois for African American children. At the time of her death in 1915, the Chicago Defender called the well-traveled Amanda Berry Smith, 'The greatest woman that this race has ever given to […]

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