Frances Watkins Harper - Black History Bulletin (Pack of 100)Warner Press
This features a colorful design on the front cover with a blank inside & back cover. Works with all printers and copiers.In the way of righteousness is life. Proverbs 12:28 BACK: Frances Watkins Harper was known for her skill as a writer and lecturer in support of ... Read More
In the way of righteousness is life. Proverbs 12:28
BACK: Frances Watkins Harper was known for her skill as a writer and
lecturer in support of social and racial reform. Born as a free Black
in Baltimore, Maryland, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Rev.
William Watkins, who was a civil rights activist. She was the first
woman teacher at Union Seminary (now Wilberforce University). Then she
moved to Pennsylvania where she worked with the Underground Railroad.
She wrote books of poetry, short stories, and novels published as
serials in a Christian magazine. Because she wrote so many articles, she
was called the mother of African-American journalism. One of her
best-known works, the novel Iola Leroy was published when she was 67.
As her popularity as a writer grew, she was called upon to lecture for the Anti-Slavery Society. Her speeches were so well received that she toured throughout the East and Midwest. A strong supporter of abolition, prohibition and women's rights throughout her life, Watkins Harper was also instrumental in the foundation and leadership of many Christian and political organizations.
- Product type: Default
- Format: Black History Month Bulletin
- Release Date: Jul 1, 2013
- UPC: 730817348445
- Height: 0
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