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Portrait of Olivia Davidson.

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1881

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Alumna, Portraits

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An 1881 African American graduate of Framingham Normal School, Olivia Davidson married Booker T. Washington and helped him found the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), where a building has been named in her honor. A true pioneer throughout her life, she lived and worked in various areas of the country, including Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, until she died of tuberculosis in 1889.

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archives, Framingham State University, alumna, portrait, Olivia Davidson

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