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Museum will honor washerwoman who funded scholarships


September 15, 2019

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The wood-frame home where a Mississippi washerwoman lived as she scrimped to create a scholarship fund has been moved to a museum district honoring African American accomplishments.

The Hattiesburg home of the late Oseola McCarty was placed in a tax sale in 2017. The local convention commission bought it with the plan of creating a museum honoring McCarty, The Hattiesburg American reported.

McCarty attended school until the sixth grade and washed clothes for a living, saving money to help students needing financial assistance. McCarty was 91 when she died in 1999...

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