Published in 1892, Iola Leroy was one of the first novels published by an African American woman. This stirring novel by the great writer and
Published in 1892, Iola Leroy was one of the first novels published by an African American woman. This stirring novel by the
great writer and activist Frances Harper tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to be sold into slavery in the South when it is discovered that she has Negro blood. After she is freed by the Union army, she works to reunify her family and embrace her heritage, committing herself to improve the conditions for blacks in America.
Frances Harper was a leading African American poet, writer, and activist in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements.
Join 19th-century bibliophile, Kate Howe, for a lively discussion.
Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 pm
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(Sunday) 1:30 pm