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How Mary Walker Learned to Read at the age of 116!


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I stumbled across Mary Walker's Story in an article on Black Enterprise's website.  walker was born enslaved free during the Civil War (around the age of 15) and ultimately learned to read at the age of 116 -- starting when she was 114.

 

There is a children's book about Walkers Life:

 

The Oldest Student

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Illustrated by Oge Mora

 

 

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