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List Of Feminist Rhetoricians - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
... (1825–1911) Watkins Harper was an African American born to free parents ... Her education came about while she was a servant in a Quaker household and given access to the family's library ...

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    I envy neither the heart nor the head of any legislator who has been born to an inheritance of privileges, who has behind him ages of education, dominion, civilization, and Christianity, if he stands opposed to the passage of a national education bill, whose purpose is to secure education to the children of those who were born under the shadow of institutions which made it a crime to read.
    —Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, so the social and political advancement which woman has already gained bears the promise of the rising of the full-orbed sun of emancipation. The result will be not to make home less happy, but society more holy.
    —Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior ... most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves.
    —Ralph Harper (b. 1915)

    As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, so the social and political advancement which woman has already gained bears the promise of the rising of the full-orbed sun of emancipation. The result will be not to make home less happy, but society more holy.
    —Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    I do not think the mere extension of the ballot a panacea for all the ills of our national life. What we need to-day is not simply more voters, but better voters.
    —Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)