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date: 22 October 2019

Smith, Amanda Berrylocked

(23 January 1837–24 February 1915)
  • Mary De Jong

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Smith, Amanda Berry (23 January 1837–24 February 1915), evangelist, missionary, and reformer, was born in Long Green, Maryland, the daughter of Samuel Berry and Mariam Matthews, slaves on neighboring farms. By laboring day and night, Samuel Berry earned enough to buy his freedom and that of his wife and children, including Amanda. By 1850 the family had moved to a farm in York County, Pennsylvania. Their home was a station on the Underground Railroad....

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