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January 20, 2014

Salem abolitionist honored in Rome cemetery


In her 40s, Remond moved to Florence and entered medical school, practicing medicine in Florence for about 20 years.

Today, more than a century after her death, a woman who shattered barriers of race and gender in a life of service, has been remembered in a cemetery across the ocean.

“I feel as if in a small way we’ve righted a wrong,” said Mayo. “It’s just not right that a woman of such tremendous caliber and achievement should go without notice. ... I (also) hope we can do something in Salem.”

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