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Film planned about 19th century SF feminist

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A new film, now in pre-production, will recall the life of Juana Briones, often remembered as the "Founding Mother of San Francisco." Briones lived at a time when women didn't have rights and were often viewed as second-class citizens.

Yet during her lifetime Briones raised children as a single mother, owned property, practiced herbal medicine, and was a midwife.

She also excelled at business even though she could not read or write.Briones (1802-1889) was a woman of color, which made her accomplishments even more impressive, given the era in which she lived.

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