BORN

September 24, 1825
Baltimore, Maryland

DIED

February 22, 1911

Frances E.W. Harper

Abolitionist, Suffragist, Writer, Poet

“Ye who have laid your love to rest,
And wept above their lifeless clay,
Know not the anguish of that breast,
Whose lov’d are rudely torn away.

Ye may not know how desolate,
Are bosoms rudely forced to part,
And how a dull and heavy weight,
Will press the life-drops from the heart.”

—Frances E.W. Harper

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