Clara Brown Research Paper

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Clara Brown was a slave. She was born in 1800-1885. She was married at the age of 18 to another slave together. They had 4 children. In 1853 Brown 's family was broken apart and sold to different slave owners. When Clara was 56 yrs old, she was granted freedom but required to leave the state. Clara settled in a mining town now called Central City, CO where she worked as a laundress, cook and midwife. With the money she made, she invested in properties and mines nearby. She was known as Aunt Clara because of her emotional and financial support. Brown was a founding member of a Sunday school, made her home available to prayer service and generously supported her community. At the end of the Civil War, Brown could freely travel and liquidated

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