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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

    Cover image of "Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South"

    Renaissance Woman

    Portrait of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, ca. 1900

    Pauline E. Hopkins, Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (Boston: Colored Co-operative Publishing Co., 1900)

    Portrait of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, ca. 1900

    Pauline E. Hopkins, Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (Boston: Colored Co-operative Publishing Co., 1900)

    The Colored American Magazine

    The Colored American Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 1902

    The Colored American Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 1902

    Let the good work go on. Opposition is the life of an enterprise; criticism tells you that you are doing something. 

    Pauline E. Hopkins, 1903

    Literary Legacy

    New Era Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 1916

    New Era Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 1916

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    The Mississippi Health Project II: AKA Revisits Its Model for Community Health Care

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    Bridget “Biddy” Mason

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    Education Crusader

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    The Pacific Parachute Company

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    Homer G. Phillips Hospital and School of Nursing

    Homer G. Phillips Hospital served as a preeminent training facility for African American nurses and physicians during segregation.