Mary Elizabeth Lange / Educator
Elizabeth Lange's parents were refugees who fled to Cuba during a revolution in their native San Domingo. Her father was a gentleman of some financial means and social standing. Her mother was a native Domingan. However, in the early 1800's, young Elizabeth left Santiago, Cuba, to seek peace and security in the United States. Providence directed her to Baltimore, Maryland, where a great influx of French-speaking, Catholic, San Domingan refugees was settling. Elizabeth Lange came to Baltimore as a courageous, loving, deeply spiritual woman. She was a strong, independent thinker and doer. Although she was a refugee, she was well educated and of independent means possessing monies left to her by her father.
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