Book Discussion on Biddy Mason

Camille Gavin talked about her book, Biddy Mason: A Place of Her Own, in which she chronicles the life of former slave and entrepreneur… read more

Camille Gavin talked about her book, Biddy Mason: A Place of Her Own, in which she chronicles the life of former slave and entrepreneur Bridget “Biddy” Mason, who, after gaining her freedom, worked as a midwife and began purchasing real estate in California. By the 1890s, Ms. Mason had a net worth of $300,000.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Bakersfield, California, from June 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Book Discussion on Biddy Mason

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Program ID:
313728-1
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Bakersfield, California, United States
First Aired:
Jul 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 7, 2013

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  • Jul 06, 2013 | 12:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 07, 2013 | 10:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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