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geographic landscapes of American history. And book reviews too.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Oldest living African-American dies at 113
. . .Winn was one of two known people left in the United States whose parents both were almost certainly born into slavery because documents show they were born before the end of the Civil War, though her great-niece Mary C. Hollins says Winn never acknowledged that.