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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
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). The marker is located on the foot and bicycle traffic-only
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
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dietrick Lamade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bill Byham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ken Sawyer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peter Herdic (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Randall F. Hipple Williamsport Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul 'Babe' Mayer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gary Chrisman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kelly Mazzante (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 9, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 10, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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