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BHM Day 12: Sarah Rector

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Sarah Rector was once known as the “richest colored girl in the world.”  She was born to African descendants of the Creek Indian tribe in the all-black town of Taft. As part of the Treaty of 1866, 600 black children were granted 160 acres of land a piece. To cover property taxes, her father leased the land to an oil company that discovered a gusher while drilling.  This brought their daily allotment to $300 a day.

Given her wealth, Sarah was declared to be a white person so that she could travel by means befitting her new station.

Later in life she would go on to own a car company as well as a restaurant.  However, she lost most of her money in the Great Depression.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.