Letters to Aunt Hattie
Harriet Forten Purvis (1810 – 1875) was an African-American abolitionist and first generation suffragist. With her family, she formed the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, the first biracial women's abolitionist group. She also hosted anti-slavery events at her home and ran an Underground Railroad station. Harriet Purvis fought against segregation and for the right for blacks to vote after the Civil War.