TITLE

Purvis, Sarah Louisa Forten (1811?-1898?)

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Jessie Carney
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p249
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about African American abolitionist Sarah Louisa Forten Purvis is presented. She came from a wealthy family who taught her to fight slavery. Her poem "The Graves of the Slave," which appeared in William Lloyd Garrison's newspaper reflected her thoughts about slavery and death. Purvis was active in anti-slavery movement and helped in establishing the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.
ACCESSION #
40074262

 

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