The Times podcast: She was the Rosa Parks of the 1800s
Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark was the granddaughter of a freed man who fought in the Revolutionary War. She grew up educated and refined in Concord, Mass. Her mother was friends with families of some of America’s greatest thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. So how did she end up in an unmarked grave in Altadena for 129 years?
Today, we bring you the extraordinary story of how amateur historians nationwide got together to find Clark’s final resting place — and finally got her a tombstone.
Host: L.A. Times features writer Jeanette Marantos
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