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Frances E. W. Harper

Frances E. W. HarperAKA Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Born: 24-Sep-1825
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 22-Feb-1911
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Eden Memorial Cemetery, Collingdale, PA

Gender: Female
Religion: Unitarian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abolitionist, temperance activist

No known copies of her first book, Forest Leaves, survive.

[1] Originally in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Husband: Fenton Harper (m. 1860, d. 1864, one daughter)
Daughter: Mary (b. 1862, d. 1909)

    American Anti-Slavery Society
    National Association of Colored Women VP (1895-1911)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
    Underground Railroad

Author of books:
Forest Leaves (1845, poetry)
Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects (1854, poetry)
Moses: A Story of the Nile (1869, poetry)
Sketches of Southern Life (1872, poetry)
Iola Leroy; or, Shadows Uplifted (1892, novel)
Atlanta Offering (1895, poetry)
Complete Poems of Frances E. W. Harper (1988, poetry)

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