Emory University in Atlanta recently acquired the collected papers of the 91-year-old Ophelia DeVore, whose ancestry includes German, French, American Indian and black roots.
Emory University in Atlanta recently acquired the collected papers of the 91-year-old Ophelia DeVore, whose ancestry includes German, French, American Indian and black roots.
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published Monday, May 20th, 2013
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As a shrewd businesswoman with keen insight and endless aspirations, Ophelia DeVore worked for much of the 20th century to smash stereotypes and empower black women by teaching them poise, confidence and the courage to get ahead in a world deeply etched by racial discrimination.

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