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    • Greta Wallace :: Spelman College, Class of 1892 Spelman College in Atlanta, one of the oldest historically black colleges for women, was established as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary on this date in 1881. The school began with just 11 African American women, and after expanding, received support from John D. Rockefeller, eventually being renamed after his wife, abolitionist Laura Spelman. Info via Ms. Magazine (FaceBook)

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