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Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978

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Melnea A. Cass papers

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Identifier: M079
Overview Community and civil rights activist Melnea Agnes Cass was born on June 16, 1896 in Richmond, Virginia. She received numerous awards, including three honorary doctoral degrees for her involvement in community improvement and civil rights in the Boston area. She was known as "The First Lady of Roxbury." She died on December 16, 1978.