Gallery Performances — Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Great Problem to be Solved

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Great Problem to be Solved

As visitors explore Civil War and Reconstruction, they will encounter an 8-minute one-actor performance in the 14th Amendment section of the exhibit highlighting Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a key African-American figure from the Reconstruction era. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a staunch abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, writer, and public speaker, speaks out in this 1875 address to the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, outlining the work yet to be done in the cause for African-American freedom.

Gallery performances of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Great Problem to be Solved will run two times an hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, through Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Over the summer, performances will run most Saturdays in June, on July 2, and on Thursdays and Saturdays July 6 – August 17.

 

 

.Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Great Problem to be Solved has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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