Quiz Bio: Priscilla Jane Thompson

Priscilla Jane Thompson (1871 – 04 May 1942) was a literary genius and active agent in taking slavery South to Northern Reconstruction to civil rights from a border city. She was an advocate for black women, told the stories of the black experience in America, and denounced white folks, especially white women, even when they feigned support. Priscilla shot up in international popularity as the voice of black American women, even without the help of her brother’s Indianapolis friends, James Whitcomb Riley and Booker T. Washington, though they certainly helped later. She died with lifelong heart disease, being taken care of by her older poet sister Clara Ann Thompson. For more on Priscilla, read S.E.’s post on her.