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Leroy Nesbitt and Desmond Wolfe

Lucy Diggs Slowe was born in Berryville, Virginia, a farming community in Clark County. Following the premature deaths of her parents, Henry Slowe and Fannie Potter, the owners of the only hotel in Berryville, young Lucy joined the home of Martha Slowe Price, her paternal aunt in Lexington, Virginia. A few years later she and the Price family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to improve their economic and educational opportunities. Looking back on her childhood, Lucy noted that her aunt had very pronounced ideas on dignity, morality, and religion, which she did not fail to impress upon Lucy and her cousin.

Always an excellent student, Lucy was salutatorian of her 1904 class at Baltimore Colored High School and the first female graduate of her high school to receive a college scholarship to Howard University At Howard University she was active in numerous literary social musical and athletic ...

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Leroy Nesbitt and Desmond Wolfe

educator, feminist, and tennis player, was born in Berryville, Virginia, a farming community in Clark County. Following the premature deaths of her parents, Henry Slowe and Fannie Potter, the owners of the only hotel in Berryville, young Lucy joined the home of Martha Slowe Price, her paternal aunt in Lexington, Virginia. A few years later she and the Price family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to improve their economic and educational opportunities. Looking back on her childhood, Lucy noted that her aunt had very pronounced ideas of dignity, morality, and religion, which she did not fail to impress upon Lucy and her cousin.

Always an excellent student, Lucy was salutatorian of her 1904 class at Baltimore Colored High School and the first female graduate of her high school to receive a college scholarship to Howard University At Howard University she was active in numerous literary ...

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Jane Brodsky Fitzpatrick

professional basketball player and Olympic gold medalist, was born in Brownfield, Texas, the daughter of Louise Swoopes. The only girl of four children, Sheryl never knew her father, who left when she was a baby. Swoopes became interested in basketball when she was young and played with her brothers and other neighborhood boys, developing an aggressive and physical style. By age seven she played with the Little Dribblers, a youth basketball league. After three years the team made the finals but lost the tournament in Beaumont. Swoopes's long legs earned her the nickname “Legs” at Brownfield High School, where she also ran track and set the school record for the long jump. In 1988, her junior year, the Brownfield High School team won its first state basketball championship. As a senior she won the Texas Player of the Year Award.Following her graduation from high school in ...