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Shmanners: Mary Ellen Pleasant

An illustration of Travis and Teresa Mcelroy with a mint green baroque wallpaper background and an ornate gold frame. Travis is wearing a brown suit and bowing to Teresa. Teresa is wearing a red dress with three red flowers in her hair and curtsying to Travis. Travis has a speech bubble above him that says “Shmanners” and Teresa has a speech bubble below her that says “Extraordinary etiquette for ordinary occasions”.

Hello Internet! This week’s episode is all about MARY ELLEN PLEASANT! She is an amazing historical figure you might not have ever heard of. She was an entrepreneur, and abolitionist, and multimillionaire! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

Also, as mentioned in the episode, be sure to check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ for places to donate, ways to help, and resources for protestors!

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Transcript available here