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Sunday, December 26, 2004

Book club maintains its social conscience

Wednesday, December 15, 2004By M. Ferguson Tinsley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Rachel M. Lovett Jones' life centered on her daughter. Back in 1880, her Logan Street neighbors probably noticed the 24-year-old mulatto woman from Winchester, Va., hurrying past with Maude, who was then 5. Lovett Jones, her hair tucked neatly into a chignon, her taffeta petticoats swishing, strode with purpose. That was 14 years before Lovett Jones founded what she is known for across Pittsburgh: the Aurora Reading Club, a 110-year-old institution in Western Pennsylvania. Many believe it is the oldest women's organization in this half of the state. Full Story:


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