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1825 – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an important African-American feminist, abolitionist, and writer. Harper was a strong advocate of the Underground Railroad and worked for women’s suffrage, temperance, and education. A member of the First Unitarian Church in Philidephia, Harper was also a poet and popular novelist. She was also helped found the National Association of Colored Women. Read more about Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.