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Sowing And Reaping Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Sowing And Reaping

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) born to free parents in Baltimore, Maryland, was an African American abolitionist and poet. Her first volume of verse, Forest Leaves, was published in 1845, the book was extremely popular and over the next fewMoreFrances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) born to free parents in Baltimore, Maryland, was an African American abolitionist and poet. Her first volume of verse, Forest Leaves, was published in 1845, the book was extremely popular and over the next few years went through 20 editions. In 1850, she started working in Columbus, Ohio as a schoolteacher. Three years later in 1853, she joined the American Anti-Slavery Society and became a travelling lecturer for the group. She was also a strong supporter of prohibition and womans suffrage. In 1892, she published a novel about a rescued black slave and the Reconstructed South, called Iola Leroy- or, Shadows Uplifted one of the first books published by an African American. Later, she wrote Minnies Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping and Trial and Triumph. Harper was a strong supporter of womens suffrage and was a member of the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA).