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Black Women in History: 47th Annual Debutante Cotillion

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Wilma Brown talked about the Debutante Cotillion during the program Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

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Toledoan Jasmyne Williams, 15, left, was pulled up to the front by storyteller Robin Echols Cooper during the program Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

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Wilma Brown talks about the Cotillion during the program Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

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Norris Finley, left, and Jasmyne Williams, right, were pulled up to the front by storyteller Robin Echols Cooper during the program Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

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From left: Johnnye Warnsley, Dr. Frances Collins and her daughter Alexii Collins attend the Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture program at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio. The Collins' are members of the Cotillion.

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CTY blackwomen26p 02/25/2012 Blade Photo/Lori King Cotillion dresses displayed at part of the Heart of a People: Black Women in American History and Culture program at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

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