It is worthy of note as well as of congratulation that colored women are making great advancement in literary ventures.
In the year 1892 three books were given the world by this class of writers, well worthy of high consideration: Mrs. A. J. Cooper, "A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South;" Mrs. F. E. W. Harper, "Iola; or, Shadows Uplifted;" and Mrs. W. A. Dove, "The Life and Sermons of Rev. W. A. Dove."
Mrs. Mossell has continued this interesting list with The Work of the Afro-American Woman . When the women of any race become intelligent and active in literary pursuits, that race has acquired the greatest guarantee of success. This book will not only have that influence upon the world which comes from the consideration mentioned above, but, being thoughtfully prepared with a view to impressing a growing race with the importance of a correct life and independent thought, it must add largely to the educative cause of that race.
Mrs. Mossell has had large experience in the school room and in writing or the public press; hence has dealt largely with popular questions and studied closely the subjects treated in this book.
BENJAMIN F. LEE, D. D.,
Bishop of the A.M.E. Church