Elizabeth Johnson Harris Memoir

Handwritten memoir of poet and writer Elizabeth Johnson Harris

Source Collection

This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Elizabeth Johnson Harris memoir 1923

Collection #RL.11362 | .1 Linear Feet; 22 x 35 cm.

85-page handwritten memoir supplemented with photographs and clippings documenting the personal and family history of poet and writer Elizabeth Johnson Harris of Augusta, GA, daughter of formerly enslaved parents. It includes her reflections on race relations, the place of African-Americans in society, as well as the importance of religion, education, and music in her life.

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