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

Smith, Jessie Carney
January 2009
Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p249
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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.


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