Beah Richards

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'Freedom is living'

I have moved Southern mansions,
but you have moved mountains.
I have seen the heart of the great white hunter,

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She was born Beulah Elizabeth Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi; her mother was a seamstress and PTA advocate and her father was a Baptist minister. In 1948, she graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans and two years later moved to New York City. Her career started to take off in 1955 when she portrayed an eighty-four-year-old-grandmothe ...

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