Brown, Hallie Q.
|MADAM ELIZABETH KECKLEY -- 1840-1900|
Women of America, A darker type!
Thy night of traffic, scourge and gloom,
Hath now become the op'ning day--
A rosy, bright, effulgent noon.
Grim Darkness hides his face away!
Women from every state,
A stronger type!
From homely scenes with haste we come--
Yet think of distant fields to roam--
Builders of wastes, with honors won,
Makers, keepers of hearth and home.
Women of worth and power,
A Nobler type!
Thy field doth lie from sea to sea.
Go forth in all humility,
The weary, fetter'd heart make free
Through Christ to all eternity.