Diary of Frances Anne Rollin, 1868

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This 1868 personal diary of Frances Anne Rollin is one of the earliest known diaries written by a southern black woman. Rollin was a nineteenth century suffragette, author, and teacher. Her diary covers the publication of her biography of Martin R. Delany, her courtship and first year of marriage to William J. Whipper, and life during Reconstruction in Columbia, South Carolina.

Help us transcribe this diary and learn more about the life of this Reconstruction-era activist, teacher, and author.

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