charlotte.jpgCharlotte Forten



  • Born: 1837 Birth


  • Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Sex: Female


  • Profession: Writer and Poet; her poems and stories focused on Antislavery


  • Likes/Dislikes: She was an influential activist and leader of civil rights. But in 1854 she was the only African American student out of 200. She favorite subjects were in studying history, geography, drawing and cartography. After Higginson, she attended the Normal School in Salem. Charlotte loved to read; some of her favorites were Shakespeare, Milton, Margaret Fuller and William Wordsworth.


  • Pets: A dog named Royal


  • Siblings: Sister- Rose Brother - Philip


  • Quotes: A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin



All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson