Oseola McCarty, 91, a one-time washerwoman who...


Oseola McCarty, 91, a one-time washerwoman who earned widespread recognition after she donated her life savings to the University of Southern Mississippi, died Sunday in Hattiesburg, Miss., of complications of liver cancer.

In donating the $150,000 in July 1995, she said she wanted to give others the chance to get an education she never had.


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