The Reader’s Notebook: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Sep 24, 2020

Credit womenshistory.org

September 24, 2020 -- As a poet, author, and lecturer, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a household name in the nineteenth century. Not only was she the first African American woman to publish a short story, but she was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer that co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.