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The improbable life of Fanny Jackson Coppin

On this “Fanny Jackson Coppin Day” — as proclaimed by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — it’s only fitting that we take a moment to consider the implausibility of it: a 12-year-old, Washington, D.C. slave, set free, all because a benevolent aunt managed to save enough from her meager earnings of...

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