Biddy Mason: The Open Hand (McGraw-Hill Adventure Books)

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Recounts the life of Biddy Mason, a slave who found freedom in California in 1856, who practiced the philosophy of sharing as she nursed the sick, delivered babies, and started many philanthropic projects after becoming a wealthy landowner in Los Angeles. The story of Biddy Mason is a fantastic read. Born a slave in Georgia in 1818, her life always consisted of giving and caring for others, regardless of their race or creed. Her story chronicles her life as a slave with her three children from Georgia to Utah and finally to Los Angeles, California, where she was granted her freedom. Many of her activities included being one of the founding members of the Los Angeles branch of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, being a successful property owner, giving money to churches in need, teaching nursing and midwifery, and starting a school and daycare center for children who had no where to go. Biddy Mason was one of the wealthiest women in southern California, but she used her wealth to help others in need. A truly inspiring read. ~ Quote from a Goodreads reviewer.

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