Biddy Mason

Biddy Mason and Her Wealth

Biddy Mason and Her Wealth

    Women have made great strides in the last 100 years. More specifically black women have made even greater progress over the last 40 years. From 1976-2012 black women had the highest percentage of any ethnic or gender group enrolled in college (9.7%), coming ahead of asian women (8.7%) and white women (7.1%). Prior to black women flocking to colleges and universities they were successful entrepreneurs as well. In California back in the late 1800s there was a women born into slavery who rose to great prominence.