One of The First African American Millionaires and Her Impact On Los Angeles

6/23/2019; 58 minutes

Bridget "Biddy" Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations, despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case, she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California. Recorded on 02/28/2019. (#34785)

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