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People/Characters: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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Black Marylanders by A. Robert Cole
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom by David F. Walker
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sappho

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825 – February 22, 1911) was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also active in other types of social reform and was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which advocated the federal government taking a role in progressive reform.

Born free in Baltimore, Maryland, she had a long and prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at the age of 20 and her widely praised novel Iola Leroy at the age of 67. In 1851, alongside William Still, chairman of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, she helped escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad on their way to Canada. She began her career as a public speaker and political activist after joining the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1853.

Frances Harper in Wikipedia

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