Eliza Potter


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Eliza Potter (born 1820) was an African-American hairdresser in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1859 she published her autobiography, A Hairdresser's Experience In High Life.

Potter, a mulatto, grew up in New York. Upon marriage she moved to Philadelphia and gave birth to two mulatto children; however, she soon gave up the married life to go "roving". Potter's autobiography provides an ... more »

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