1 hr 15 min

s4 e13 — BELLE DA COSTA GREENE and BRIDGET BIDDY MASON: And still we rise, b!tches‪!‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, Lavetta covers the boss lady life and legacy of Morgan Library director Belle da Costa Greene; and Miriam covers the remarkable life of enslaved woman turned real estate mogul, Bridget Biddy Mason.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces the life of Belle da Costa Greene (American, 1879–1950), a black woman who passed for white and became the librarian and confidante of J.P. Morgan. The hosts explore her upbringing, her decision to pass for white, and her successful career in building the Morgan Library collection. Despite the challenges she faced, Greene was able to navigate the complexities of race and society to achieve success in the Gilded Age. Next, Miriam introduces Bridget Biddy Mason (American, 1818–1891), a remarkable woman born into slavery. They explore her journey to California and her fight for freedom. Mason, a former slave, became a real estate mogul and left a lasting legacy. She acquired significant wealth and properties in Los Angeles, which she passed down to her descendants. Mason's generosity extended beyond her own family, and in work as a nurse, midwife, and philanthropist, she also gave back to her community and future generations.
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This week, Lavetta covers the boss lady life and legacy of Morgan Library director Belle da Costa Greene; and Miriam covers the remarkable life of enslaved woman turned real estate mogul, Bridget Biddy Mason.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces the life of Belle da Costa Greene (American, 1879–1950), a black woman who passed for white and became the librarian and confidante of J.P. Morgan. The hosts explore her upbringing, her decision to pass for white, and her successful career in building the Morgan Library collection. Despite the challenges she faced, Greene was able to navigate the complexities of race and society to achieve success in the Gilded Age. Next, Miriam introduces Bridget Biddy Mason (American, 1818–1891), a remarkable woman born into slavery. They explore her journey to California and her fight for freedom. Mason, a former slave, became a real estate mogul and left a lasting legacy. She acquired significant wealth and properties in Los Angeles, which she passed down to her descendants. Mason's generosity extended beyond her own family, and in work as a nurse, midwife, and philanthropist, she also gave back to her community and future generations.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women.
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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advertising inquiries: https://redcircle.com/advertisers

1 hr 15 min

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