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Photojournalism: Amanda America Dickson Toomer



The subject of this week's story was recommended to me by a reader named Doug. Amanda America Dickson Toomer was born of the rape of 12-year-old slave Julia Frances Lewis Dickson by planter David Dickson in 1849. Amanda Dickson Toomer is known as one of the richest black women in the 1800s.


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  1. You, sir, have “hit a grand slam home run”! super, you are “on a roll bring ing history to life”! Two links, as “I chased the rabbit this morning”: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10337890/amanda-america-toomer
    And after one lookout at this long biographical story, then go to David Dickson from same site:
    Finally look this link, below, clicking on her 2nd Spouse, Nathan Toomer and the written piece there:
    Have a good day, you’ve made mine! Thank You!
    Tom Plowden

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