By Associate Professor Elaine B Richardson, Ronald L Jackson II
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The woe of two hundred years sighed through her tones. (qtd. in Still, 1872, p. 779) William Still was apparently struck by Greenwood’s description because he used it to close his biographical sketch of Harper, published in The Underground Rail Road. Hallie Quinn Brown in Homespun Hero- 26 Shirley Wilson Logan ines and Other Women of Distinction also quotes Greenwood’s description in full. Restraint, from Greenwood’s perspective, was Harper’s most salient attribute. Greenwood identified features, gestures, tone, and manner, attributes that were all under control—moderated, composed, quiet, ennobled, dignified.
But it appeared that in some respects, Douglass’s campaign against slavery in the United States became a campaign against the enslavement of Douglass alone. All accounts of his delivery concentrate on his fine appearance. He was, according to European standards, handsome. Some even expressed the wish that he were blacker. Others commented on the extent to which English women were attracted to him. ). But included in Harper’s praise of delivery is praise for the substance, the power of “utterance,” as well.
She wrote poetry and short fiction and occasional pieces for such periodicals as Godey’s Lady’s Book, the Saturday Evening Post, and the National Era. A friend of John Greenleaf Whittier, she was active in the antislavery movement. 4. ) Provincial Freeman [On-line]. com/. 5. Phoebe Ann Coffin Hanaford (1829–1921), one of the first female ordained ministers in the United States, became a Universalist minister in 1868. Hanaford, cousin of Lucretia Mott, was also a writer and woman’s suffragist. A.
African American Rhetoric(s) Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Associate Professor Elaine B Richardson, Ronald L Jackson II