Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 13 Shero: Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

(1842 - March 13, 1924)

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was a champion of poor African American children in the US South. A descendent of African, European, and Native American heritage, she ws a charter member of the National Federation of Afro-American Women, the National Association of Colored Women, and the Northeast Federation of Women's Clubs.

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