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First Woman on the Roll of Union Bethel AME Church, Bought Freedom for Herself and Other Slaves

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In her early years, Alethia Browning Tanner sold vegetables in a produce stall near President’s Square – now known as Lafayette Square – in what is now Northwest Washington, D.C. According to the D.C. Genealogy Research, Resources, and Records, Tanner bought her freedom in 1810 […]