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ABOUT MARY KAY LOPEZ

Mary Lopez was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1928 and is one of five siblings. She has lived in Palm Beach County her entire life. She worked at a dress store in downtown West Palm Beach called Anthony’s. She obtained her beauty license from Roosevelt High and opened up her own beauty salon on Sapodilla, between 9th and 10th street. She witnessed the prosperity of black-owned businesses in West Palm Beach. She also witnessed how these businesses started to close down
over time as the city tried to commercialize this area