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Black Women Novelist

Literature of Slavery and Freedom

"From the beginning of Literature"

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 Harriet Jacobs(1813-1897)
Published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl which was an account of her anguished life in her autobiography.




Frances Harper

Farnces E. W. Harper(1825-1911)

An writer, lecturer, and political activist, who promoted abolition, civil rights, women's rights, and temperance.  She is remembered  for her poetry and fiction, which teach moral uplift. 

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