Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Lover of Literacy

This, the sixth in a series of 10 related resources, examines the life and works of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, an African American author, born in 1825, who advocated literacy for both free and enslaved African Americans.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect all 10 resources in the series and have groups research and design a presentation for one of these extraordinary people

 

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Pros

  • The examination of Harper's life and writings reveals why literacy was such a hot-button issue
  • All required materials are attached to the resource
Cons

  • None