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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: A Free Woman Speaks of Slaves

By Women's Voices For Change
Black History Month offers an opportunity to celebrate an infinite store of heroines. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper stands tall among them. The mother of African American journalism was a recognized poet, fiction author, orator, and, above all else, activist. Here, in "The Slave Auction," she imagines the unimaginable.
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