Oseola McCarty
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Oseola McCarty Woke up the world (Sunshine) by Barbara Diamond

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Published by Wright Group .
Written in English


  • African American college students,
  • African American women,
  • Biography,
  • Endowments,
  • Hattiesburg,
  • McCarty, Oseola,
  • Scholarships,
  • Scholarships, fellowships, etc,
  • University of Southern Mississippi

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10461582M
ISBN 100322030846
ISBN 109780322030848

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McCarty, Oseola (07 March –26 September ), philanthropist, was born near Shubuta, Mississippi, the daughter of Lucy McCarty and an unnamed father. Largely raised on a small farm by her maternal grandmother, Oseola was taken as a child to visit her mother in various turpentine-processing camps, where her mother was following her Written: Simple Wisdom for Rich Living by Oseola McCarty is the philosophy of life of an amazing woman. She tells her philosophy of work, her philosophy for saving money, for having faith, for good relationships, and for good living. She has always believed in hard work.   Osceola McCarty While I do love good fiction, some of my most favorite books are biographies, autobiographies and memoirs. I am challenged by the stories of real people who have faced their fears and overcome obstacles in their lives. I find these true accounts inspiring and they often make me want to be a better person. Coleman (To Be a Drum, p. , etc.) writes with feeling of an African-American woman whose work ethic proved inspiring. At the age of five Oseola (Ola) McCarty moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi with her grandmother and aunt. Both the women worked hard every day, and Ola was taught to do all the things they did, from making soap, to washing the clothes by hand on a washboard, to heating the.

Oseola McCarty Oseola McCarty was born into the world in , and it was a raw start. She was conceived when her mother was raped on a wooded path in rural Mississippi as she returned from tending a sick relative. Oseola was raised in Hattiesburg by her grandmother and aunt, who cleaned houses, cooked, and took in laundry.   Oseola McCarty, in July , had saved $,, by saving what she earned washing and ironing clothes! be wise to take note of this wonderful example. Not only in her financial success, but also in her humility and wisdom. Oseola was the kind of human being that I strive to be! I am reading a book that talks about this wonderful woman. In Oseola McCarty surprised the University of Southern Mississippi and gained national renown when she donated $, of her life savings to the university. The attention and honor that resulted from the gift took her by complete surprise, but to those who were amazed by her decision to give more than half of her [ ]Author: Karen Saucier Lundy. She has even written a book, “ Oseola McCarty ’ s Simple Wisdom for Rich Living. ” It is a collection of her views on work, faith, savings, relationships, and good living in her own words. Since signing the irrevocable trust agreement, McCarty has been honored by many.