Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Art and the Politics of Voting
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Join us for the first event in FLPL's Voting Rights in America series. A panel of scholars from the University of North Alabama will present and lead a discussion program, '"We Are All Bound Up Together': Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Art and the Politics of Voting."
Over the span of four decades, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper solidified herself as a race woman, as a public intellectual, and as the foremost Black poet of the nineteenth century. This panel will examine how Frances Harper engaged the coming of the Fifteenth Amendment through her body of work.
About the scholars:
Dr. Karla Zelaya - Assistant Professor of English at UNA and co-founder of UNA's new Black Studies program
Dr. Julia Bernier - Assistant Professor of History at UNA and co-founder of UNA's new Black Studies program
Jason McCall - Assistant Professor of English at UNA, specializing in creative writing
This program is part of FLPL's series on Voting Rights in America, commemorating the anniversaries of the 15th and 19th amendments, as well as Black History Month and Women's History Month. This series is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation