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The Poetry and Poetic Legacy of Frances E.W. Harper

Thursday, February 24, 7pm – Frances Harper Week The Poetry and Poetic Legacy of Frances E.W. Harper This event will feature Melba Joyce Boyd and Sonia Sanchez reading poetry by Frances E.W. Harper and their own poetry. An open reading

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Falaka Fattah and the Political Legacy of Frances E.W. Harper

Tuesday, February 22, 7pm – Frances Harper Week Falaka Fattah and the Political Legacy of Frances E.W. Harper Falaka Fattah is the founder of House of Umoja, a Philadelphia activist, and mother of Congressman Chaka Fattah. Falaka Fattah’s great grandmother

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A Brighter Coming Day: Rediscovering Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 28, 1825 – February 22, 1911) Portrait of Frances E.W. Harper by Leroy Forney commissioned by First Unitarian Chuch of Philadelphia February 20 to February 27, 2011 100th Anniversary of

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Introduction and Biography

Why I Love Frances Harper “I am attracted to smart women. I am attracted to talented women. I am attracted to brave women. I married one and we live happily ever after. Then, six months ago, I was introduced to

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Program of Events

A BRIGHTER COMING DAY SPEAKERS Lena Ampadu is Professor in the Department of English, Towson University, where she teaches composition, Survey of African American Literature, Major Writers of African American Literature, and courses on black women writers. In addition, she is the

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Frances Harper’s Poetry

The Slave Mother (1854) Heard you that shriek? It rose So wildly on the air, It seemed as if a burden’d heart Was breaking in despair. Saw you those hands so sadly clasped– The bowed and feeble head– The shuddering

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Frances Harper’s Prose

Letter From Frances Ellen Watkins to John Brown on November 25, 1859 Dear Friend: although the hands of Slavery throw a barrier between you and me, and it may not be my privilege to see you in your prison-house, Virginia

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: A Literary Timeline

This timeline chronicles not only personal events in the life of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, but also literary milestones and historical landmarks that occurred during her lifetime. In it, Frances E. W. Harper will be referred to as Watkins until

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Commentary

On Creating the Portrait of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper By Leroy Forney, Artist The objective of the portrait painter is not only to provide a likeness but to capture the personality and vitality of the subject. A portrait is akin

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Partners

A BRIGHTER COMING DAY: Rediscovering Frances Ellen Watkins Harper is made possible by the efforts and cooperation of these organizations: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League, 140 S. Broad Street www.unionleague.org/abraham-lincoln-foundation.php The ALF shares the collections of the

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