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January 5, 2003 | Renee Tawa, Times Staff Writer
Decades before Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass published their famous works, an anonymous village poet in Cambridge, England, wrote a gravestone inscription for the orphaned 4-year-old daughter of a former slave. The girl, Anna Maria Vassa, was buried in St. Andrew's churchyard; the children of villagers left "choice flowers" on her grave. She was the daughter of an African man "torn from his native field, ah foul disgrace," the poet lamented in July 1797.
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January 5, 2003 | Renee Tawa, Times Staff Writer
Decades before Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass published their famous works, an anonymous village poet in Cambridge, England, wrote a gravestone inscription for the orphaned 4-year-old daughter of a former slave. The girl, Anna Maria Vassa, was buried in St. Andrew's churchyard; the children of villagers left "choice flowers" on her grave. She was the daughter of an African man "torn from his native field, ah foul disgrace," the poet lamented in July 1797.
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