Ron Carter
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A contemporary, textured, mixed-media work of Mary Ellen Pleasant featuring  text and a replica of the plaque set in San Francisco dedicated to her memory.

Mary Ellen Pleasant was an African-American Woman born approximately in 1812.  A former slave turned abolitionist,  she eventually rose to power in San Francisco during the mid 1800's.  Her investments and business ventures quickly became the basis for a $30 million dollar financial empire.

Also known as "Mammy Pleasant",  she used her fortune to further the abolitionist movement.

Mary Ellen worked on the Underground Railroad across the US.  She worked to bring one of the railroad's terminus points to California during the Gold Rush Era.

"Mammy Pleasant" was a confidant and financial supporter of John Brown.  She was quite well known for her efforts in abolitionist circles nationwide!

After the Civil War, she took her battles to the US civil courts and won several civil rights victories, one of which was cited and upheld in the 1980s.

As a result of her civil cases, Mary Ellen Pleasant became known as, “The Mother of Human Rights in California”.

"Mammy Pleasant" was well know for her gifts of generosity, essentially, "She did Oprah before Oprah could do Oprah!"

Mary Ellen Pleasant remains an enigmatic figure to this day.  This painting portrays that aspect of her character and her power.
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