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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1683641

Painful History

Referring to Dr. Georgette Grier-Key’s letter, “A Great Harm” [February 13], about Sam Johnson’s African American rag dolls on display at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton for Black History Month: I feel his black rag dolls perpetuate the hate rampant in our painful history.

Of course, we will always remember Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, who led so many slaves to freedom, as well as the black ladies of NASA who broke the code allowing John Glenn to walk on the moon — Dorothy Vaughn, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, Mary Johnson and others.

Mr. Johnson, where are the dolls of the black ladies of NASA, not to mention just a few of the many black ladies in leadership in our country?

Marjorie Day

Greenport

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