June 23, 2017

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Friday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Today’s post are excerpts from The New Woman, Social Science, and the Harlem Renaissance: Ophelia Settle Egypt as Black Professional by Louise L. Stevenson

On Ophelia’s childhood, growing up with her grandparents who were former slaves:

As a very young child, Ophelia Settles enjoyed a childhood that encouraged literacy.  Her father, a teacher,  and his wife instilled in her a passion for reading and made her aware of the continuity from the written text to memorization and finally, to oral presentation. Born in northeast Texas near Clarksville, Ophelia would spent the rest of her childhood on her grandparents two-hundred acre farm near Garland, about thirty miles southwest of Clarksville, near Dallas. Her father sent his children there for his wife’s parents to raise after Opehlia’s mother (his second wife)  died when she was 5 years old. [Continue Reading…]

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