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Historic status sought for site of women-owned, black business

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 09, 2019 4:05 PM CT | Published: December 09, 2019 3:00 AM CT

Gladys "MaDear" Bennett overcame racial and economic segregation by running a successful fashion/sewing school and business in the basement of her home. 

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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