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I am a Proud Woman

In the fall of 1979 my great-aunt Mary Johnson Sprow found a diary she had written while working as a domestic servant more than 60 years before. She was part of the outward migration from the South between 1900 and 1920, when cities such as Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia shifted from reliance on European immigrants to African Americans for household service.

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