more soul, a higher cultivation of all spiritual faculties. We need more
unselfishness, earnestness, and integrity. We need men and women whose hearts
are the homes of high and lofty enthusiasm and a noble devotion to the cause of
emancipation, who are ready and willing to lay time, talent, and money on the
altar of universal freedom.”
E.W. Harper, The Anglo-African Magazine,
Abolitionist, feminist, poet,. essayist, and novelist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was the author of the first short story published by an African American. “The Two Offers”was published in 1859 in the Anglo-African. Just click on the links below to read the short story, as well as important poems and essays by Harper.