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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Julia C. Collins

(? - 1865)

 
 
Julia C. Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
1. Julia C. Collins Marker
Inscription. Essayist, teacher, and author, her work, The Curse of Caste, is considered to be among the first published novels by an African American woman. In 1865, it was serialized in the African Methodist Episcopal Christian Recorder, a publication with nationwide circulation. Her life and writings provide a glimpse into the rarely documented experiences of nineteenth-century African American women, their families, and their communities.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.087′ N, 77° 0.424′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (U.S. 15). Click for map. The marker is located on the foot and bicycle traffic-only Susquehanna River Walk and Timber Trail. It is accessible from the Market Street Bridge (US-15), 0.5 of a mile to the east. Public parking is available throughout downtown Williamsport and South Williamsport adjacent to the River Walk. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dietrick Lamade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peter Herdic (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lycoming County
Wide view of the Julia C. Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 1, 2014
2. Wide view of the Julia C. Collins Marker
(approx. half a mile away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Susquehanna Log Boom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Williamsport (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Legacy of Little League (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Discovering Julia Collins. (Submitted on June 10, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
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