|Amanda America Dickson Toomer ~ 1849 - 1893|
"Daughter of Hancock County planter David Dickson and his slave, Julia Lewis."
Amanda attended Atlanta University and inherited most of her father's vast wealth.
Photo courtsy of Virginia Kent Anderson Leslie
Ambiguous Lives, Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789 - 1879 (1991)
Author, Adele Logan Alexander (Mrs. Clifford Alexander), Washington, D.C.