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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Birth: Sep. 24, 1825
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1911
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Poet, Author. Known as "The Bronze Muse", she is considered to be the first black woman to make a living from writing. An educator and poet by trade, she was a stuanch and outspoken supporter of the abolitionist, temperance and early feminist and civil rights movements. Noted friends and contemporaries include Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglas and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She published books throughout her liftime, including "Sketches of Southern Life" in 1872, the "Martyr of Alabama and Other Poems" in 1894, and her well-known novel "Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted" in 1892. (bio by: Devin D. Banks) 
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  Mary Harper (1862 - 1908)*
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Eden Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: John Brown Lot 487
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Originally Created by: Devin D. Banks
Record added: Jul 31, 2002
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