Category Archives: Harper (Frances Ellen Watkins)

With Me Stood a Rescued Throng

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s poem “Fishers of Men” invokes Jesus’s words to Peter as she appears to talk about her work on behalf of slaves.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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