Want to learn about AARP’s legislative efforts at the State House and across the state? Then check out a new blog, Netto’s Notes, by Matt Netto, AARP Rhode Island’s associate state director of outreach and advocacy.
He was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old.
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