A landmark anthology of full-length works by Black American women writers of the 19th century including Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Harriet Jacobs, and Mary Weston Fordham-edited and with an introduction by C.S.R. Calloway.
Shadows Uplifted collects and celebrates the vibrant and diverse work of these often unsung Black female writers, meticulously preserving their words while making them newly accessible to modern readers of all genders and backgrounds.
Collected here for the first time in a single volume are:
Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects (1854) by Frances E. W. HarperMorning Glories (1890) by Josephine D. Henderson HeardMagnolia Leaves (1897) by Mary Weston Fordham
“Let us continue to uplift such shadows in our history, allowing them their corporeal bodies, flesh, blood, and melanated skin. Let us continue to uplift Black women: supporting and honoring their stories, their art, and their existence.” — C.S.R. Calloway