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A Story about Jan Matzeliger

by Barbara Mitchell
Mass market paperback, 63 pages
Current Retail Price: $8.95

Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half-black, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the Civil War had been over for nearly 10 years, inequality for blacks still persisted in its aftermath. But Jan refused to let prejudice keep him from achieving his dream.

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