Selected Online Works by Civil War Era African American Women
The Library of Congress has produced an outstanding bibliography of Selected Online Works by Civil War Era African American Women. History educators may be interested to take note of these primary sources.
Among the important and fascinating women here listed is one “Frank A. Rollin”. Born Frances Anne Rollin, she authored a biography of the then-highest ranking black Union officer, Major Martin R. Delaney. According to the site BlackPast.org (a great resource in its own right), “Rollin, employing the affectionate nickname used by friends and family, wrote under the pen name Frank A. Rollin”. Her occupation, when selected by the Major to write his biography? Teacher.