Mary Richmond's Suffrage, Social, And Social Activist

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Mary was born August 5, 1861 in Belleville,IL to Henry and Lavinia Richmond. She was raised by her grandmother and two aunts in Baltimore, MD after her parents died. She grew up around racial problems, suffrage, social, and political beliefs. Because she grew up around those things she started becoming a critical thinker and social activism. Richmond was home schooled because her grandmother and aunts were not familiar with the traditional education system until the age of eleven when she entered public school. She moved to New York with one of her aunts after she graduated from high school at the age of sixteen. Richmond returned to Baltimore and found a job as a bookkeeper. She then applied for an Assistant Treasurer position with the Baltimore

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