Black History Month: Maya Angelo & Francis Ellen Watkins Harper


On my Home Page I wrote about my intention of posting an article about Maya Angelou. At the time, I did not know I would first send it to Women’s Voices for Change, because if it posted there, the audience would be much wider. They did post it today, Sunday, and here is the link:

http://womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-sunday-the-lighter-side-of-maya-angelou.htm

I tell of my seeing Maya Angelou in person and how she danced onto the stage. So please go to WVFC, read the article, and if you would, post a comment on that website, since they keep track. Many thanx!


NOTE: I am also sending you to Women’s Voices for Change, because this poem by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, mother of African American journalism, is too good not to read.

Here is the first paragraph of the poem by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Click on the link to read the rest of this powerful poem and more about its powerful author. (Photo below)

The Slave Auction

The sale began—young girls were there,
a Defenseless in their wretchedness,
Whose stifled sobs of deep despair
a Revealed their anguish and distress.

Click on this link to read the rest of this powerful poem: http://womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-sunday-a-free-woman-speaks-of-slaves.htm

The author (Source: Women’s Voices for Change)

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