6 Unsung Heroes In Black Women History

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Sadie Alexander

Guest Speakers at Civil Rights Conference

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Sadie Alexander (1898-1989) was an African American lawyer and civil rights activist. She was the first Black woman to receive a Ph.D. in economics and the first Black woman to practice law in Pennsylvania. Alexander was a fierce advocate for civil rights and played a key role in challenging discriminatory housing policies in Philadelphia.

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