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Saturday, May 16, 2015


JOSEPHINE DELPHINE HENDERSON HEARD was born the daughter of North Carolina slaves, on October 11, 1861.  

Heard received a good education, taught school and married Bishop William Henry Heard, with whom she traveled throughout the world.

She showed great promise in education especially for reading and writing. As a result she was encouraged to pursue poetry and in 1890 published a collection of poems entitled "Morning Glories."

Heard died in the early 1920's.

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