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An Extraordinary Life: Billee, Lady Daredevil

The following excerpt is about Billee B. from LBFE’s book Keep Them Alive.  Billee begins by talking about her parents, a mixed race couple who married in 1915. Born in 1918, Billie reflects on growing up, getting married and, surprisingly, her adventures sailing on Lake Michigan at age 90—and blind. “I went through a lot when I was growing up. A great deal, but I stood up under…

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