Clara Ann Thompson was a poet and daughter of parents who escaped the slavery system. Along with her sister Priscilla Jane, she rose to significance but fell into obscurity as life happened to her. Her voice reached beyond the Ohio River Valley to influence national movements. She stood strong in the face of oppression, fighting from the churches and schools of Cincinnati.
Inspired by her formerly enslaved parents, Priscilla Thompson wrote cutting verses on slavery, injustice, and Black women's awesomeness.