Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Biography

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an African American abolitionist and poet. Born free in Baltimore, Maryland, she had a long and prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at twenty and her first novel, the widely praised Iola Leroy, at age 67.

Early Life and Education

Frances Ellen Watkins was born to free parents in Baltimo ...

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Poems

Bury Me In A Free Land

Make me a grave where'er you will,
In a lowly plain, or a lofty hill;
Make it among earth's humblest graves,
But not in a land where men are slaves.

Aunt Chloe

I remember, well remember,
That dark and dreadful day,

A Grain Of Sand

Do you see this grain of sand
Lying loosely in my hand?
Do you know to me it brought
Just a simple loving thought?

A Double Standard

Do you blame me that I loved him?
If when standing all alone
I cried for bread a careless world

Mother's Treasures

Two little children sit by my side,
I call them Lily and Daffodil;
I gaze on them with a mother's pride,
One is Edna, the other is Will.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Comments

angel anderson 13 March 2018

awsome even though i haven't read it yet.\

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