In Her Own Words

Meet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, poet, fiction writer, journalist, activist — and Unitarian. The first African-American woman to publish a short story, Watkins Harper (1845-1911) is also known as “the mother of African-American journalism.” She worked tirelessly for abolition, and later for civil rights, women’s rights, educational opportunities, and temperance. What can we learn from her story, and her example?