Description Going East
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Going East by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 2, 2021.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, public speaker, and writer. She was one of the first African American women to be published in the United States. Born free in Baltimore, Maryland, Harper had a long and prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at the age of 20. At 67, she published her widely-praised novel Iola Leroy (1892), placing her among the first Black women to publish a novel. - Summary by Wikipedia