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curiousKC: The Forgotten Life and Wealth of Sarah Rector

Learn Why She Was Called the "Richest Black Girl in Missouri"

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You may recognize the Rector Mansion, but do you know about who once lived in it? Though the odds were stacked against her, Sarah Rector’s story is one of great luck.

curiousKC dug through old newspaper clips, maps that show plots of land and photos of Rector herself to answer the question: “Who was Sarah Rector and why was she considered the ‘richest Black girl in Missouri?'”

Watch the video above for a brief history of the woman behind the mansion.

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