Today in History: Crystal Bird Fauset is Born

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Crystal Bird Fauset

Crystal Bird Fauset was the first female African-American state legislator in the United States. While her political life was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born in Princess Anne, Maryland on June 27 1984.

Fauset was a Philadelphia public school teacher from 1914 to 1918 before taking the position as a field secretary for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).

She later became actively involved in several different organizations geared towards the advancement for African Americans rights and later served as a Civil Defense race relations advisor under Franklin D. Roosevelt

Her Influential accomplishments for the African American race earned her a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Marker.

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