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This Week in History: Crystal Bird Fauset

Crystal Bird Fauset was born June 27, 1893.  In 1918, she traveled the country as the YWCA field secretary, developing programs for African American working girls and students. On November 8, 1938, she became the first African American woman in history to be seated in the United States House of Representatives. In 1945, she founded the United Nations Council of Philadelphia which later became the World Affairs Council.
 

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