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Are warrior today for Abolition Women's Rights Racial Justice Status Voting Rights and more. She was poet Teacher Public Speaker and writer. WHO's considered the mother of African American journalism. Let's Talk About Francis Harper Francis Ellen. Watkins was born in Eighteen. Twenty five in in Baltimore Maryland. She was the only child of free parents. Though at that time the state of Maryland still allowed slavery when Francis which is three years old and both of her parents died. She was then raised by her maternal aunt and Uncle Henriette and Reverend William Watkins and took their last name Francis. Uncle was minister. Teacher activists and abolitionist who had a major impact on Francis's life and work. She attended his school until she was thirteen years old. The following year Francis started working as a seamstress wasn't working. She was writing a much wasn't writing. She was reading. Francis was bright and curious and was always looking for ideas to share and stories to read in her early. Twenties Francis published articles and poems and her local local newspaper. She also wrote pieces for anti-slavery journals and completed her first book of poetry called. Forest leaves or autumn leaves then in eighteen fifty. Congress passed the fugitive slave act. The Watkins Family Left Baltimore for Ohio. There Francis was the first woman to teach at Union seminary before moving to Pennsylvania to work with the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the American Anti Slavery Society in Eighteen fifty. Four Francis gave her first public speech part of the Abolition Movement. She did such a good job that it launched a two year lecture tour Francis beaches focused on abolition equality and women's rights in eighteen fifty four. She also published poems miscellaneous subjects. The book was was quite popular. Four years later in eighteen fifty eight hundred years before Rosa Parks would become famous for a similar action. Francis refused to give up per seat or move to the designated colored section of a trolley car in Philadelphia. The following year Francis became the first African American woman to publish the short story in the US. Her story called. The two offers appeared in Anglo African magazine. Throughout her life Francis's this is writings both fiction and nonfiction told the story of the African American experience in that era and urged social change in eighteen. Sixty Francis Married Fenton Harper and the couple had one child together. Fenton died just four years. After their naturals Francis continued her activism and writing writing after the civil war she traveled through the South during reconstruction teaching former slaves and speaking and writing about their living conditions. Her journey lead to her book. Book entitled Sketches of Southern Life. She wrote and spoke about the need for greater access to education. Women's suffrage and temperance Francis spoke at the eighteen sixty six national women's rights convention and urged the women there to fight for black women's rights. She said we are all bound up together. In one great bundle of humanity and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse and its own soul From eighteen hundred eighteen ninety. She organized for the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union and she helped create the National Association of Colored Women in eighteen ninety four alongside IDA wells Barnett and Harriet tubman among others the organization sought to advance the rights of African American women. Their campaign pain centered. On Women's suffrage Anti Lynching and Fighting Jim Crow laws. The organization still exists. Today in Nineteen Eleven Francis died of heart failure at the age of eighty six. She was buried next to her daughter. Mary who had died two years. Prior Francis Harper remains literary legend and one of the most important writers for time she was a poet and passionate activist who used her lived experiences to promote social change