She was born 4th February 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.She grew up on a farm with her brother, mother and grandparents. She worked as a seamstress after she left school.Black people (African- Americans) living in Alabama were not treated equally to white Americans.They did not have equal rights.Black people and white people had to sit in certain seats on the bus. If all the white seats were taken then a black person had to stand up to let the white person sit down! This was the law in Alabama!
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