“Make me a grave where’er you will…but not in a land where men are slaves.” -Frances E.W. Harper, 1858
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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.
-Frances E.W. Harper, 1858
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born on September 24, 1825. She began her activist work as an abolitionist, but after losing her farm due to sexist laws, she joined the women’s rights movement as well, where she was a bold voice in opposition to racial prejudice within the women’s rights movement.
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