photograph by Office of War Information Collection

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A woman from Mooresville became Mecklenburg County’s first black nurse. Then she became a prolific and well-respected artist. Along the way, she got President Franklin D. Roosevelt to sit for her, and the relief sculpture she created looks very similar to the likeness that’s on the dime. Is it hers? Or is it a coincidence?

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Jeremy Markovich is a digital manager, writer, and podcast host at Our State.

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