Frances Harper

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Did you know? Frances Harper born Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911) was a lecturer, abolitionist, poet, and author. Frances published her first collection of poems in 1845, titled Forest Leaves. In 1854, Harper published Poems of Miscellaneous Subjects, which featured one of her most famous works, “Bury Me in a Free Land.” In 1896 Frances confounded the National Association of Colored Women with Ida B Wells-Barnett, Harriet Tubman, and a few other women. The organization sought to improve the lives and advance the right of African-American women. To learn more about Frances Harper click here

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