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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825-February 22, 1911), was an African-American writer, lecturer, and political activist, who promoted abolition, civil rights, women's rights, and temperance. She helped found or held high office in several national progressive organizations. She is best remembered today for her poetry and fiction, which preached moral uplift and counseled the oppressed how to free themselves from their demoralized condition.


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Quote Left Political life in our country has plowed in muddy channels, and needs the infusion of clearer and cleaner waters. I am not sure that women are... Quote Right
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Quote Left I do not think the mere extension of the ballot a panacea for all the ills of our national life. What we need to-day is not simply more voters... Quote Right
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