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A Brighter Coming Day
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FRANCES SMITH FOSTER is a Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women's Studies, the former director of the Emory Institute for Women's Studies, and the current chair of the English Department. She has received fellowships from institutions including Fulbright, the Harvard Divinity School, the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard, and the International Theological Center.

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A Brighter Coming Day

A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader
Edited by Frances Smith Foster

Introduction by Frances Smith Foster

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was the best known and best loved African-American poet of her time, as well as a teacher and lecturer on abolition, suffrage, education, and many other topics. This anthology contains all of her extant poetry and a generous selection of prose and letters, and provides moving portraits of suffering under slavery, as well as of freedom, love, infidelity, poverty, and heroism.

"This anthology . . . not only provides the first modern biography of Harper, but also illuminates her connection to . . . 20th-century writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison."

The New York Times Book Review

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