1. February 3rd marks the death of the most famous Haitian refugee in Baltimore, Elizabeth Lange (1784-1882). Lange was born in Saint Domingue and immigrated to Cuba with her parents during the revolution. They later settled in Maryland, where the young woman established a school for black children. In 1829, Lange and two other Haitian-born teachers established the first order of black Catholic nuns in the United States, the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
For more information on Mother Lange, visit the Digital Schomburg. 

    February 3rd marks the death of the most famous Haitian refugee in Baltimore, Elizabeth Lange (1784-1882). Lange was born in Saint Domingue and immigrated to Cuba with her parents during the revolution. They later settled in Maryland, where the young woman established a school for black children. In 1829, Lange and two other Haitian-born teachers established the first order of black Catholic nuns in the United States, the Oblate Sisters of Providence.

    For more information on Mother Lange, visit the Digital Schomburg

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