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Rare Photograph Of Slave. A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars- not a small sum in 1854.
Henrietta Rodman was a feminist and teacher in New York City, vice president of the League for the Civic Service of Women, who protested the ban on married women teachers by marrying a friend in 1914, SOLELY to challenge the law (her husband's girlfriend was cool with this plan). Friend Floyd Dell noted wryly, “she couldn’t even do so conventional a thing as get married, without creating a terrific sensation.” She was suspended for more than a year. The clothing above was typical of her dress.